early 15c., from Latin inextricabilis "that simply cannot be disentangled," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + extricare (see extricate). Related: Inextricably.
not permitting extrication; incompetent at being disentangled or untied
- incompetent at becoming extricated, untied, or disentangled; hopelessly complex, puzzled, or obscure; as, an inextricable knot or trouble; inextricable confusion.
(a.) not capable of being extricated, untied, or disentangled; hopelessly intricate, confused, or obscure; since, an inextricable knot or difficulty; inextricable confusion.
- (a.) certain.
The religious point of view by intolerance, was completed from the administrative point of view by inextricable disorder.