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in·trac·ta·ble / inˈtraktəbəl/ • adj. hard to control or deal with: intractable economic problems intractable pain. ∎  (of a person) difficult; stubborn. DERIVATIVES: in·trac·ta·bil·i·ty / -ˌtraktəˈbilitē/ n. in·trac·ta·ble·ness n. in·trac·ta·bly / -blē/ adv.

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