Definition of Intractable

1. Adjective. Not tractable; difficult to manage or mold. "Intractable metal"




Definition of Intractable

1. a. Not tractable; not easily governed, managed, or directed; indisposed to be taught, disciplined, or tamed; violent; stubborn; obstinate; refractory; as, an intractable child.

Definition of Intractable

1. Adjective. Not tractable or to be drawn or guided by persuasion; not easily governed, managed, or directed; uncontrollable; incurable; violent; stubborn; obstinate. ¹

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Definition of Intractable

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Intractable

1. Unstoppable. For example, intractable diarrhoea or intractable pain. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Intractable

intracranial part of optic nerve
intracranial part of vertebral artery
intracranial pneumatocele
intracranial pneumocele
intracranial pressure
intracranial tuberculoma
intracranially
intracrater
intracratonic
intracrine
intracrustal
intracrystal
intractabilities
intractability
intractable (current term)
intractable epilepsy
intractable pain
intractableness
intractably
intractile
intracule
intracules
intracutaneous
intracutaneous reaction
intracycle
intracystic
intracystic papilloma
intracytoplasmic

Literary usage of Intractable

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1. The Works of Washington Irving by Washington Irving (1861)
"... PRESSED INDIANS intractable—SUCCESS OF ARNOLD'S STRATAGEM—HARASSED RETREAT OF ST. LEGER MORAL EFFECT OF THE TWO BLOWS GIVEN TO THE ENEMY BRIGHTENING ..."

2. The Health of Nations: A Review of the Works of Edwin Chadwick by Sir Benjamin Ward Richardson, Edwin Chadwick (1887)
"THE intractable CHILD. I HE view that children can be easily taught and well cultivated without being punished has often been disputed as inapplicable in ..."

3. The Greville Memoirs: A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV., King by Charles Greville (1897)
"... on the Government—Macaulay at Holland House—Reluctance of the Government to create Peers—Duke of Wellington intractable—Peel's Despondency— Lord Grey on ..."

4. The Health of Nations: A Review of the Works of Edwin Chadwick by Edwin Chadwick, Benjamin Ward Richardson (1887)
"THE intractable CHILD. | HE view that children can be easily taught and well cultivated without being punished has often been disputed as inapplicable in ..."

5. Genitourinary Diseases and Syphilis by Henry Holdich Morton (1918)
"The author has succeeded in healing some intractable fistula- which had been ... TREATMENT OF intractable STRICTURE BY RESECTION OF A PORTION OF THE URETHRA ..."

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