[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 ineffaceably

Historical Examples of ineffaceably

  • Such as she sat there to-day she was ineffaceably stamped with him.

  • Some of the recounted episodes deeply and ineffaceably impressed him.

    The Roll-Call

    Arnold Bennett

  • He knew that, guilty or innocent, a man once suspected is as ineffaceably branded as the shoulder of a galley-slave.

    File No. 113

    Emile Gaboriau

  • A partial inventory of her visible apparel is ineffaceably stamped upon my mind.

    Doesticks, What He Says

    Q. K. Philander Doesticks

  • Ned noted all these things rapidly and ineffaceably, as he and Crockett took a swift but complete survey of their fortress.

    The Texan Scouts

    Joseph A. Altsheler

British Dictionary definitions for ineffaceably



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