- 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.
Origin of indelible
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As to the causes and indelibility of the criminal expression there is much divergence of opinion.The Criminal
- incapable of being erased or obliterated
- making indelible marksindelible ink
Word Origin for indelible
C16: from Latin indēlēbilis indestructible, from in- 1 + delēre to destroy
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