[ in-vuhl-ner-uh-buh l ]
/ ɪnˈvʌl nər ə bəl /


incapable of being wounded, hurt, or damaged.
proof against or immune to attack: A strong navy made Great Britain invulnerable.
not open to denial or disproof: an invulnerable argument.

Origin of invulnerable

From the Latin word invulnerābilis, dating back to 1585–95. See in-3, vulnerable

Related forms

in·vul·ner·a·bil·i·ty, in·vul·ner·a·ble·ness, nounin·vul·ner·a·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for invulnerability


/ (ɪnˈvʌlnərəbəl, -ˈvʌlnrəbəl) /


incapable of being wounded, hurt, damaged, etc, either physically or emotionally
incapable of being damaged or capturedan invulnerable fortress

Derived Forms

invulnerability or invulnerableness, nouninvulnerably, adverb
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