indelible

[ in-del-uh-buh l ]
/ ɪnˈdɛl ə bəl /

adjective

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

1520–30; < Medieval Latin indēlibilis; replacing indeleble < Latin indēlēbilis indestructible. See in-3, dele, -ble

OTHER WORDS FROM indelible

in·del·i·bil·i·ty, in·del·i·ble·ness, nounin·del·i·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for indelible

indelible
/ (ɪnˈdɛlɪbəl) /

adjective

incapable of being erased or obliterated
making indelible marksindelible ink

Derived forms of indelible

indelibility or indelibleness, nounindelibly, adverb

Word Origin for indelible

C16: from Latin indēlēbilis indestructible, from in- 1 + delēre to destroy
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