Definition of indelible adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪnˈdeləbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdeləbl//
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  1. 1impossible to forget or remove synonym permanent The experience made an indelible impression on me. Her unhappy childhood left an indelible mark.
  2. 2(of ink, pens, etc.) leaving a mark that cannot be removed synonym permanent an indelible marker
  3. Word Originlate 15th cent. (as indeleble): from French, or from Latin indelebilis, from in- ‘not’ + delebilis (from delere ‘remove, delete’). The ending was altered under the influence of -ible.
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