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[in-sep-er-uh-buh l, -sep-ruh-]
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  1. incapable of being separated, parted, or disjoined: inseparable companions.
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noun Usually inseparables.
  1. inseparable objects, qualities, etc.
  2. inseparable companions or friends.
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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
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Related Words for inseparable

integral, indivisible, connected, inalienable, indissoluble, integrated, interwoven, secure, unified, united, whole, attached, conjoined, entwined, inseverable, intertwined, molded

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British Dictionary definitions for inseparable


  1. incapable of being separated or divided
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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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