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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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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Some of the recounted episodes deeply and ineffaceably impressed him.

    The Roll-Call Arnold Bennett
  • There are faces that seen for the first time leave an impression which gives the whole of the man, ineffaceably.

    Lafcadio Hearn Nina H. Kennard
  • But at the same moment they both saw, ineffaceably outlined on the lacquered top, the basal form of the clock.

    The March Family Trilogy, Complete William Dean Howells
  • 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
  • Her personal appearance and bearing are ineffaceably stamped upon my memory.

    My Bondage and My Freedom Frederick Douglass
  • A partial inventory of her visible apparel is ineffaceably stamped upon my mind.

    Doesticks, What He Says Q. K. Philander Doesticks
British Dictionary definitions for ineffaceably


incapable of being effaced; indelible
Derived Forms
ineffaceability, noun
ineffaceably, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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