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 (ĭn-sĕp′ər-ə-bəl, -sĕp′rə-)
1. Impossible to separate or part: inseparable pieces of rock.
2. Very closely associated; constant: inseparable companions.

in·sep′a·ra·bil′i·ty, in·sep′a·ra·ble·ness n.
in·sep′a·ra·ble n.
in·sep′a·ra·bly adv.
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nUntrennbarkeit f; (of friends)Unzertrennlichkeit f
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