[in-di-sol-yuh-buh l]


not dissoluble; incapable of being dissolved, decomposed, undone, or destroyed.
firm or stable.
perpetually binding or obligatory.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for indissolubly

Historical Examples of indissolubly

  • Besides, how can I offer her my hand when my heart is indissolubly engaged to you?

    The Contrast

    Royall Tyler

  • He let her follow him without thinking of any protest, as if they had been indissolubly united.

    Lord Jim

    Joseph Conrad

  • Then life, morality and religion will be indissolubly united.

  • Equally true is it that diligence is indissolubly bound to virtue.

    The Young Maiden

    A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey

  • And had she indissolubly linked her lot to that of one who was so incapable of success?

    The Bertrams

    Anthony Trollope

British Dictionary definitions for indissolubly



incapable of being dissolved or broken; permanent
Derived Formsindissolubility or indissolubleness, nounindissolubly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for indissolubly



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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