indestructible

[in-di-struhk-tuh-buhl]

adjective

not destructible; that cannot be destroyed.

Nearby words

  1. independents,
  2. inderal,
  3. indescribable,
  4. indescript,
  5. indestructibility,
  6. indeterminable,
  7. indeterminacy,
  8. indeterminacy principle,
  9. indeterminate,
  10. indeterminate equation

Origin of indestructible

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

Related formsin·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

adjective

incapable of being destroyed; very durable
Derived Formsindestructibility or indestructibleness, nounindestructibly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for indestructible

indestructible

adj.

early 15c., from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + destructible. Related: Indestructibly.

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