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[in-di-struhk-tuh-buh l] /ˌɪn dɪˈstrʌk tə bəl/
not destructible; that cannot be destroyed.
Origin of indestructible
From the Late Latin word indēstrūctibilis, dating back to 1665-75. See in-3, destructible
Related forms
indestructibility, indestructibleness, noun
indestructibly, adverb
unbreakable, permanent, enduring. Unabridged
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  • It possesses the attributes of Infinity, is indestructible, immortal, undying.

    Ghosts I Have Seen Violet Tweedale
  • The attraction in the one case is as indestructible as in the other.

  • The atoms are indestructible; vital force is not: atoms have no age; vital force is born, grows old, and dies.

    Lumen Camille Flammarion
  • All was destroyed, except something intangible yet powerful and indestructible.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • Every least part, every atom of metal about them bore the visible, indestructible stamp of the English War Office.

    The Boy with Wings Berta Ruck
British Dictionary definitions for indestructible


incapable of being destroyed; very durable
Derived Forms
indestructibility, indestructibleness, noun
indestructibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for indestructible

early 15c., from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + destructible. Related: Indestructibly.

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