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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishintractablein‧trac‧ta‧ble /ɪnˈtræktəbəl/ adjective formal  1 SOLVE/DEAL WITH A PROBLEMan intractable problem is very difficult to deal with or solve the seemingly intractable problem of human greed2 DETERMINEDhaving a strong will and difficult to controlintractability /ɪnˌtræktəˈbɪləti/ noun [uncountable]
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intractableintractable enemiesEven rich nations often have intractable poverty.The disposal of toxic wastes is one of the most intractable problems facing industrialized societies.
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