[in-i-fey-suh-buh l]


not effaceable or eradicable; indelible: an ineffaceable impression.

Origin of ineffaceable

First recorded in 1795–1805; in-3 + effaceable
Related formsin·ef·face·a·bil·i·ty, nounin·ef·face·a·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ineffaceable

Historical Examples of ineffaceable

  • That memory cannot be so much worse than the rest that it should be ineffaceable, where they have been effaced.

    Henry Dunbar

    M. E. Braddon

  • I was this time effectively banished, but the ply then taken was ineffaceable.

  • Thoughts leave an ineffaceable trace on the brain or memory.

    The Choctaw Freedmen

    Robert Elliott Flickinger

  • A —— is worse than ——, because it bears the ineffaceable stamp of ignorance.

    English Synonyms and Antonyms

    James Champlin Fernald

  • But inwardly his experience had left an ineffaceable impression.

    The Range Boss

    Charles Alden Seltzer

British Dictionary definitions for ineffaceable



incapable of being effaced; indelible
Derived Formsineffaceability, nounineffaceably, adverb
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