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[ UK /ɪntɹˈæktəbə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˌɪnˈtɹæktəbəɫ/ ]
  1. not tractable; difficult to manage or mold
    intractable pain
    the most intractable issue of our era
    an intractable disposition
    intractable metal
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How To Use intractable In A Sentence

  • Elisabeth found herself with a straggle of colonists in a mosquito-ridden, uncleared jungle where sandflies bored into the skin of the feet and the clay soil was so intractable that nothing would grow.
  • She was brave, but she was also intractable, when she set her mind on something.
  • Referral for intrathecal administration is useful in rare instances, such as when pain is intractable to standard treatment.
  • The observers of this law may be called sociable, (the Latins call them commodi); the contrary, stubborn, insociable, forward, intractable. Leviathan
  • When Dana reached her side, he realized that she was intractable.
  • Objective To assess the value of ictal video-electroencephalography monitoring (IVEEG) in presurgical evaluation for medically intractable nonlesional temporal lobe epilepsy(TLE).
  • After years in the doldrums, the economy is picking up, and the seemingly intractable budget deficits have been avoided for the past two years.
  • And intractable locational problems are not the only obstacles. Times, Sunday Times
  • In other words, we are confronted with an intractable conflict attractor. Peter T. Coleman, PhD: The Mathematics of Middle East Conflict and Peace
  • Clopidogrel should be used in patients with true intolerance to aspirin (allergy or intractable side effects on low dose enteric coated aspirin with or without antiulcer drugs); dipyridamole alone does not prevent cardiac events.
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