indestructible


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in·de·struc·ti·ble

 (ĭn′dĭ-strŭk′tə-bəl)
adj.
Impossible to destroy: indestructible furniture; indestructible faith.

[Late Latin indēstrūctibilis : Latin in-, not; see in-1 + Latin dēstrūctibilis, destructible (from Latin dēstrūctus, past participle of dēstruere, to destroy; see destroy).]

in′de·struc′ti·bil′i·ty, in′de·struc′ti·ble·ness n.
in′de·struc′ti·bly adv.

indestructible

(ˌɪndɪˈstrʌktəbəl)
adj
incapable of being destroyed; very durable
ˌindeˌstructiˈbility, ˌindeˈstructibleness n
ˌindeˈstructibly adv

in•de•struct•i•ble

(ˌɪn dɪˈstrʌk tə bəl)

adj.
not destructible.
[1665–75; < Late Latin]
in`de•struct`i•bil′i•ty, in`de•struct′i•ble•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.indestructible - not easily destroyed
destructible - easily destroyed; "destructible glassware"
2.indestructible - very long lasting; "less durable rocks were gradually worn away to form valleys"; "the perdurable granite of the ancient Appalachian spine of the continent"
imperishable - not perishable

indestructible

Translations
لا يُدَمَّر، لا يَفْنى
nezničitelný
uforgængelig
elpusztíthatatlan
óslítandi
nesulaužomas
neiznīcināmsnesagraujams
nezničiteľný
çok dayanıklıyok edilemez

indestructible

[ˌɪndɪsˈtrʌktəbl] ADJindestructible

indestructible

[ˌɪndɪˈstrʌktɪbəl] adj
[substance, object] → indestructible
[friendship] → indestructible

indestructible

adj, indestructibly

indestructible

[ˌɪndɪsˈtrʌktəbl] adjindistruttibile

indestructible

(indiˈstraktəbl) adjective
not able to be destroyed. an indestructible toy.
References in classic literature ?
All was destroyed, except something intangible yet powerful and indestructible.
they had dumplings too; small, but substantial, symmetrically globular, and indestructible dumplings.
There were circumstances which made it necessary for me to stay through the hour hours to the end, and I stayed; but the recollection of that long, dragging, relentless season of suffering is indestructible.
Life seems the strongest and most indestructible thing in the world.
Everywhere are walls, walls, walls, and all of them tasteful and handsome--and eternally substantial; and everywhere are those marvelous pavements, so neat, so smooth, and so indestructible.
Their old friendship and its firm base upon indestructible qualities of character crumbled, and her whole past seemed foolish, herself weak and credulous, and Ralph merely the shell of an honest man.
Dempsey had a glacial eye, a dominating slit of a mouth, an indestructible jaw, a complexion like a belle's and the coolness of a champion.
Much stress has been laid upon the fact that the accused offered a very large reward for the knife with which this murder was done; that no thief came forward to claim that extraordinary reward; that the latter fact was good circumstantial evidence that the claim that the knife had been stolen was a vanity and a fraud; that these details taken in connection with the memorable and apparently prophetic speech of the deceased concerning that knife, and the finally discovery of that very knife in the fatal room where no living person was found present with the slaughtered man but the owner of the knife and his brother, form an indestructible chain of evidence which fixed the crime upon those unfortunate strangers.
The blood that ran so close to her fair skin might have been a preserving fluid rather than a ravaging element; yet her look of indestructible youthfulness made her seem neither hard nor dull, but only primitive and pure.
It was the old, old lie of Life fooling itself, believing itself--immortal and indestructible, bound to achieve over other lives and win to its heart's desire.
Let us rather be thankful that our sorrow lives in us as an indestructible force, only changing its form, as forces do, and passing from pain into sympathy--the one poor word which includes all our best insight and our best love.
The disasters which had driven him from his native country were alluded to; stainless honour, inflexible independence, indestructible self-respect there took the word.