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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
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Examples from the Web for ineffaceably
Historical Examples
  • Such as she sat there to-day she was ineffaceably stamped with him.

    The Altar of the Dead Henry James
  • Some of the recounted episodes deeply and ineffaceably impressed him.

    The Roll-Call Arnold Bennett
  • He knew that, guilty or innocent, a man once suspected is as ineffaceably branded as the shoulder of a galley-slave.

    File No. 113 Emile Gaboriau
  • A partial inventory of her visible apparel is ineffaceably stamped upon my mind.

    Doesticks, What He Says Q. K. Philander Doesticks
  • Ned noted all these things rapidly and ineffaceably, as he and Crockett took a swift but complete survey of their fortress.

    The Texan Scouts

    Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Her personal appearance and bearing are ineffaceably stamped upon my memory.

    My Bondage and My Freedom Frederick Douglass
  • In my weakness I was stained, ineffaceably; I admit it—but you, in your strength, have you not preyed upon weak women?

    Rose of Dutcher's Coolly

    Hamlin Garland
  • I had told her only a few minutes before that the brain is ineffaceably stamped with the impress of every event in our lives.

    The Doctor's Dilemma Hesba Stretton
  • The picture he evokes of Athens by moonlight, in the language of simplicity and restraint, ineffaceably fixes itself in the fancy.

    Mark Twain Archibald Henderson
  • Many years had elapsed and Alfred surmised the uncle had forgotten events that were ineffaceably impressed upon his own memory.

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field
British Dictionary definitions for ineffaceably


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