[ in-del-uh-buh l ]
/ ɪnˈdɛl ə bəl /
making marks that cannot be erased, removed, or the like: indelible ink.
that cannot be eliminated, forgotten, changed, or the like: the indelible memories of war; the indelible influence of a great teacher.
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Origin of indelible
OTHER WORDS FROM indeliblein·del·i·bil·i·ty, in·del·i·ble·ness, nounin·del·i·bly, adverb
Words nearby indelible
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As to the causes and indelibility of the criminal expression there is much divergence of opinion.The Criminal|Havelock Ellis
British Dictionary definitions for indelibility
/ (ɪnˈdɛlɪbəl) /
incapable of being erased or obliterated
making indelible marksindelible ink
Derived forms of indelibleindelibility or indelibleness, nounindelibly, adverb
Word Origin for indelible
C16: from Latin indēlēbilis indestructible, from in- 1 + delēre to destroy
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