indissoluble


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in·dis·sol·u·ble

 (ĭn′dĭ-sŏl′yə-bəl)
adj.
1. Permanent; binding: an indissoluble contract; an indissoluble union.
2. Impossible to dissolve, disintegrate, or decompose: an indissoluble compound.

in′dis·sol′u·bil′i·ty, in′dis·sol′u·ble·ness n.
in′dis·sol′u·bly adv.
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indissoluble

(ˌɪndɪˈsɒljʊbəl)
adj
incapable of being dissolved or broken; permanent
ˌindisˌsoluˈbility, ˌindisˈsolubleness n
ˌindisˈsolubly adv
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in•dis•sol•u•ble

(ˌɪn dɪˈsɒl yə bəl)

adj.
1. not dissoluble; incapable of being dissolved, decomposed, undone, or destroyed.
2. firm or stable.
3. perpetually binding or obligatory: indissoluble vows.
[1535–45; < Latin]
in`dis•sol`u•bil′i•ty, n.
in`dis•sol′u•bly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.indissoluble - (of a substance) incapable of being dissolved
2.indissoluble - used of decisions and contracts
lasting, permanent - continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place; "permanent secretary to the president"; "permanent address"; "literature of permanent value"
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Translations

indissoluble

[ˌɪndɪˈsɒljʊbl] ADJindisoluble
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indissoluble

adj, indissolubly
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indissoluble

[ˌɪndɪˈsɒlʊbl] adjindissolubile
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

indissoluble

a. indisoluble.
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References in classic literature ?
They entreated Jupiter that they might no longer be associated with the Ills, as they had nothing in common and could not live together, but were engaged in unceasing warfare; and that an indissoluble law might be laid down for their future protection.
"Sir Edward, I know the motive of your Journey here--You come with the base Design of reproaching me for having entered into an indissoluble engagement with my Laura without your Consent.
Our cannon must be possessed of great tenacity, great hardness, be infusible by heat, indissoluble, and inoxidable by the corrosive action of acids."
But what made Montalais hold to Malicorne in an indissoluble fashion, was that Malicorne always came cram full of fresh news from the court and the city; Malicorne always brought to Blois a fashion, a secret, or a perfume; that Malicorne never asked for a meeting, but, on the contrary, required to be supplicated to receive the favors he burned to obtain.
New Hampshire, whose constitution was the last formed, seems to have been fully aware of the impossibility and inexpediency of avoiding any mixture whatever of these departments, and has qualified the doctrine by declaring "that the legislative, executive, and judiciary powers ought to be kept as separate from, and independent of, each other AS THE NATURE OF A FREE GOVERNMENT WILL ADMIT; OR AS IS CONSISTENT WITH THAT CHAIN OF CONNECTION THAT BINDS THE WHOLE FABRIC OF THE CONSTITUTION IN ONE INDISSOLUBLE BOND OF UNITY AND AMITY." Her constitution accordingly mixes these departments in several respects.
While these affairs were separating forever the four musketeers, formerly bound together in a manner that seemed indissoluble, Athos, left alone after the departure of Raoul, began to pay his tribute to that foretaste of death which is called the absence of those we love.
Let us allow him integrity, also, forever after to be confided in; since he forbade himself to twine that one link more which might have rendered his spell over Phoebe indissoluble.
Bestow them, ye who are now made parties to this indissoluble league.
The union of two beings may be so engrossing, in their eyes, have lasted so long, and embraced so many ties, as to seem indissoluble; it is all seeming; the hour will infallibly come when the past becomes as nothing, except as it has opened the way to the future.
Though I tell myself that half my life and half my happiness are wrapped up in you, and that in spite of the distance separating us our hearts are united by indissoluble bonds, my heart rebels against fate and in spite of the pleasures and distractions around me I cannot overcome a certain secret sorrow that has been in my heart ever since we parted.
The marriage tie, whatever it may be, does not appear to be indissoluble; for separations occasionally happen.
Came then, from the back of the room a procession headed by the high dignitary whose office it was to make these two man and wife, and directly behind him a richly-clad youth bearing a silken pillow on which lay the golden handcuffs connected by a short length of chain-of-gold with which the ceremony would be concluded when the dignitary clasped a handcuff about the wrist of each symbolizing their indissoluble union in the holy bonds of wedlock.