indestructible

[ in-di-struhk-tuh-buhl ]
/ ˌɪn dɪˈstrʌk tə bəl /

adjective

not destructible; that cannot be destroyed.

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Origin of indestructible

From the Late Latin word indēstrūctibilis, dating back to 1665–75. See in-3, destructible

OTHER WORDS FROM indestructible

in·de·struct·i·bil·i·ty, in·de·struct·i·ble·ness, nounin·de·struct·i·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for indestructible

indestructible
/ (ˌɪndɪˈstrʌktəbəl) /

adjective

incapable of being destroyed; very durable

Derived forms of indestructible

indestructibility or indestructibleness, nounindestructibly, adverb
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