Definition of Indelible

1. Adjective. Cannot be removed or erased. "Indelible memories"

Exact synonyms: Unerasable
Similar to: Ineradicable



Definition of Indelible

1. a. That can not be removed, washed away, blotted out, or effaced; incapable of being canceled, lost, or forgotten; as, indelible characters; an indelible stain; an indelible impression on the memory.

Definition of Indelible

1. Adjective. having the quality of being difficult to remove, wash away, blot out, or efface; ¹

2. Adjective. incapable of being canceled, lost, or forgotten. ¹

3. Adjective. incapable of being annulled ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Indelible

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Indelible

1. 1. That can not be removed, washed away, blotted out, or effaced; incapable of being canceled, lost, or forgotten; as, indelible characters; an indelible stain; an indelible impression on the memory. 2. That can not be annulled; indestructible. "They are endued with indelible power from above." (Sprat) Indelible colours, fast colours which do not fade or tarnish by exposure. Indelible ink, an ink obliterated by washing; especially, a solution of silver nitrate. Synonym: Fixed, fast, permanent, ineffaceable. Indel"ibleness, Indel"ibly, "Indelibly stamped and impressed." (J. Ellis) Origin: L. Indelebilis; pref.in- not + delebilis capable of being destroyed: cf. F. Indelebile. See In- not, and Deleble] [Formerly written also indeleble, which accords with the etymology of the word. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Indelible

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Literary usage of Indelible

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1. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"Fanny thought exactly the same ; and they were also quite agreed in their opinion of the lasting effect, the indelible impression, which such a ..."

2. The Works of that Learned and Judicious Divine, Mr. Richard Hooker, with an by Richard Hooker, Izaak Walton (1850)
"Holy Orders an indelible Mark: ecen after Heresy. fa work which antiquity doth call the making of Christ's BOOK v. body;) the same power is m such not amiss ..."

3. Delineation of Roman Catholicism: Drawn from the Authentic and Acknowledged by Charles Elliott (1851)
"The indelible character. The Council of Trent* teaches, that by orders a character is impressed; so that he who was once a priest can never become a laic. ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"... who consider every amorous weakness as an indelible stain on the memory of a great and orthodox emperor, are inclined on this occasion to dispute the ..."

5. American Book Prices Current (1921)
"2 pp. written in ink. balance indelible pencil), with cl. cover, in cl. case. A., Feb. 9, '20. (156) $70.00. Burns (Robert). ALS, signed with initials. ..."

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