Indelible meaning

ĭn-dĕlə-bəl
The definition of indelible is something that cannot be erased or eliminated.

An example of indelible is ink that cannot be washed out of a shirt.

An example of indelible is the first impression made by the person who later becomes your spouse.

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Unable to be forgotten; memorable.

An indelible memory.

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Having the quality of being difficult to remove, wash away, blot out, or efface.

This ink spot on the contract is indelible.

This stain on my shirt is indelible.

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Making a mark not easily erased or washed away.

An indelible pen for labeling clothing.

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Impossible to remove, erase, or wash away; permanent.

Indelible ink.

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Incapable of being annulled.
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That cannot be erased, blotted out, eliminated, etc.; permanent; lasting.
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Leaving a lasting mark.

Indelible ink.

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Incapable of being canceled, lost, or forgotten.

That horrible story just might make an indelible impression on the memory.

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Origin of indelible

  • Alteration of earlier indeleble from Latin indēlēbilis in- not in–1 dēlēbilis capable of being effaced (from dēlēre to wipe out)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin indelebilis (“indestructible”).

    From Wiktionary