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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.indestructibility - the strength to resist destruction
durability, enduringness, lastingness, strength - permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force; "they advertised the durability of their products"
destructibility - vulnerability to destruction


[ˌɪndɪstrʌktəˈbɪlɪtɪ] Nindestructibilidad f


nUnzerstörbarkeit f
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No subversive radium speculations had shaken his steady scientific faith in the conservation of energy and the indestructibility of matter.
This valuable metal possesses the whiteness of silver, the indestructibility of gold, the tenacity of iron, the fusibility of copper, the lightness of glass.
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Ingeborg Majer-O'Sickey's review of the first comprehensive retrospective of Riefenstahl's life and work in Germany at the Potsdam Film Museum critiques the exhibitors for failing to deconstruct the Riefenstahl myth of indestructibility and beauty featured on her website, but acknowledges their reliance on her collaboration and the sharing of her personal archives for the exhibit.
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Now washed in muted blues and chalky light, concrete ruins rear up before us: Goldblatt's taut, laconic text informs us of the apparent indestructibility of the water tank and lavatory that had belonged to one family, the Docrats.