indelible


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in·del·i·ble

 (ĭn-dĕl′ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Impossible to remove, erase, or wash away; permanent: indelible ink.
2. Making a mark not easily erased or washed away: an indelible pen for labeling clothing.
3. Unable to be forgotten; memorable: an indelible memory.

[Alteration of earlier indeleble, from Latin indēlēbilis : in-, not; see in-1 + dēlēbilis, capable of being effaced (from dēlēre, to wipe out).]

in·del′i·bil′i·ty n.
in·del′i·bly adv.

indelible

(ɪnˈdɛlɪbəl)
adj
1. incapable of being erased or obliterated
2. making indelible marks: indelible ink.
[C16: from Latin indēlēbilis indestructible, from in-1+ delēre to destroy]
inˌdeliˈbility inˈdelibleness n inˈdelibly adv

in•del•i•ble

(ɪnˈdɛl ə bəl)

adj.
1. making marks that cannot be removed: indelible pens.
2. not removable, as by washing or erasure: indelible stains.
3. memorable; unforgettable: indelible memories.
[1520–30; earlier indeleble < Latin indēlēbilis indestructible. See in-3, delete, -ble]
in•del`i•bil′i•ty, in•del′i•ble•ness, n.
in•del′i•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.indelible - cannot be removed or erased; "an indelible stain"; "indelible memories"
ineradicable - not able to be destroyed or rooted out; "ineradicable superstitions"

indelible

Translations

indelible

[ɪnˈdeləbl] ADJ
1. (= not washable) [ink, stain] → indeleble
indelible penboligrafo m de tinta indeleble
2. (= unforgettable) [memory, image] → indeleble, imborrable
it made an indelible impression on mese me quedo grabado en la memoria

indelible

[ɪnˈdɛlɪbəl] adj
[impression] → indelebile
[ink] → indelebile

indelible

adj stainnicht zu entfernen; ink alsowasserunloslich; (fig) impressionunausloschlich; indelible pencilKopierstift m, → Tintenstift m; to leave an indelible mark on somebody/something (fig)jdn/etw fur immer zeichnen

indelible

[ɪnˈdɛləbl] adj (also) (fig) → indelebile

indelible

(inˈdeləbl) adjective
(making a mark) that cannot be removed. indelible ink; The events of that day have left an indelible impression on my mind.
References in classic literature ?
It was never published, but I saw it once and it made an indelible impression on my mind.
For many thousands of generations he had been away from it; yet, deep down in the crypts of being, tied about and wrapped up in every muscle and nerve of him, was the indelible record of the days in the wild when dim ancestors had run with the pack and at the same time developed the pack and themselves.
But when in repose her features had a shadowy look that was like a sardonic grin, as if some one had sketched with cruel forefinger indelible lines about her mouth.