[in-sep-er-uh-buh l, -sep-ruh-]


incapable of being separated, parted, or disjoined: inseparable companions.

noun Usually inseparables.

inseparable objects, qualities, etc.
inseparable companions or friends.

Origin of inseparable

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Latin word insēparābilis. See in-3, separable
Related formsin·sep·a·ra·bil·i·ty, in·sep·a·ra·ble·ness, nounin·sep·a·ra·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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incapable of being separated or divided
Derived Formsinseparability or inseparableness, nouninseparably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inseparable

mid-14c., from Latin inseparabilis "that cannot be separated," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + separabilis, from separare (see separate (v.)). Related: Inseparably.

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