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[in-di-sol-yuh-buh l]
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  1. not dissoluble; incapable of being dissolved, decomposed, undone, or destroyed.
  2. firm or stable.
  3. perpetually binding or obligatory.
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Origin of indissoluble

From the Latin word indissolūbilis, dating back to 1535–45. See in-3, dissoluble
Related formsin·dis·sol·u·bil·i·ty, in·dis·sol·u·ble·ness, nounin·dis·sol·u·bly, adverb
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  1. incapable of being dissolved or broken; permanent
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Derived Formsindissolubility or indissolubleness, nounindissolubly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for indissoluble


mid-15c. (implied in indissolubly), from Latin indissolubilis "that cannot be dissolved," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + dissolubilis, from dis- + solubilis (see soluble).

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