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Impossible to avoid or prevent

inevitable

adjective

impossible to avoid or prevent

unavoidable

adjective

impossible to stop from happening

inescapable

adjective

impossible to avoid or ignore

unstoppable

adjective

impossible to prevent or stop

uncontrollable

adjective

if a situation or event is uncontrollable, you cannot stop it, change it, or improve it

irresistible

adjective

impossible to refuse, not want, or not like

compulsive

adjective

impossible to control and therefore sometimes harmful

inexorable

adjective

impossible to stop

irrevocable

adjective

impossible to change or stop

cannot/can’t help something

used for saying that someone cannot stop themselves doing something

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chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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