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[in-sep-er-uh-buh l, -sep-ruh-] /ɪnˈsɛp ər ə bəl, -ˈsɛp rə-/
incapable of being separated, parted, or disjoined:
inseparable companions.
noun, Usually, inseparables
inseparable objects, qualities, etc.
inseparable companions or friends.
Origin of inseparable
First recorded in 1350-1400; Middle English word from Latin word insēparābilis. See in-3, separable
Related forms
inseparability, inseparableness, noun
inseparably, adverb Unabridged
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  • Many forms of chance are inseparable from the individual enterprise.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
  • A nation, one and inseparable, we propose that it shall continue.

    The Negro and the Nation George S. Merriam
  • The Dunbar fiend is inseparable from Australian coasting steamers.

    While the Billy Boils Henry Lawson
  • Have you not seen this in the 15th of John, that abiding and bearing fruit are inseparable?

    Holy in Christ Andrew Murray
  • Secondly, trial by jury is so completely involved in the present system of court trial and procedure, that they are inseparable.

    The Man in Court Frederic DeWitt Wells
British Dictionary definitions for inseparable


/ɪnˈsɛpərəbəl; -ˈsɛprə-/
incapable of being separated or divided
Derived Forms
inseparability, inseparableness, noun
inseparably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inseparable

mid-14c., from Latin inseparabilis "that cannot be separated," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + separabilis, from separare (see separate (v.)). Related: Inseparably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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