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[in-i-fey-suh-buh l] /ˌɪn ɪˈfeɪ sə bəl/
not effaceable or eradicable; indelible:
an ineffaceable impression.
Origin of ineffaceable
First recorded in 1795-1805; in-3 + effaceable
Related forms
ineffaceability, noun
ineffaceably, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • That memory cannot be so much worse than the rest that it should be ineffaceable, where they have been effaced.

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • I was this time effectively banished, but the ply then taken was ineffaceable.

  • Thoughts leave an ineffaceable trace on the brain or memory.

    The Choctaw Freedmen Robert Elliott Flickinger
  • A —— is worse than ——, because it bears the ineffaceable stamp of ignorance.

    English Synonyms and Antonyms James Champlin Fernald
  • But inwardly his experience had left an ineffaceable impression.

    The Range Boss Charles Alden Seltzer
  • His weak wrists were marked with deep and ineffaceable scars.

    The Knight of Malta Eugene Sue
  • Never has any man made so deep and ineffaceable impression on me.

  • It, too, has borrowed from the desert something that is deterministic and ineffaceable.

    The Secrets of a Kuttite Edward O. Mousley
  • As Siegfried in "Goetterdaemmerung," he left an ineffaceable impression on me.

  • And it burns itself into the memory with an ineffaceable impression.

British Dictionary definitions for ineffaceable


incapable of being effaced; indelible
Derived Forms
ineffaceability, noun
ineffaceably, adverb
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