indelibility

indelible

[in-del-uh-buhl]
adjective
1.
making marks that cannot be erased, removed, or the like: indelible ink.
2.
that cannot be eliminated, forgotten, changed, or the like: the indelible memories of war; the indelible influence of a great teacher.

Origin:
1520–30; < Medieval Latin indēlibilis; replacing indeleble < Latin indēlēbilis indestructible. See in-3, dele, -ble

indelibility, indelibleness, noun
indelibly, adverb
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indelible (ɪnˈdɛlɪbəl)
 
adj
1.  incapable of being erased or obliterated
2.  making indelible marks: indelible ink
 
[C16: from Latin indēlēbilis indestructible, from in-1+ delēre to destroy]
 
indeli'bility
 
n
 
in'delibleness
 
n
 
in'delibly
 
adv

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indelible
1529, from L. indelebilis "indelible, imperishable," from in- "not" + delebilis "able to be destroyed," from delere "destroy, blot out" (see delete).
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