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indestructible

[in-di-struhk-tuh-buh l] /ˌɪn dɪˈstrʌk tə bəl/
adjective
1.
not destructible; that cannot be destroyed.
Origin of indestructible
1665-1675
1665-75; < Late Latin indēstrūctibilis. See in-3, destructible
Related forms
indestructibility, indestructibleness, noun
indestructibly, adverb
Synonyms
unbreakable, permanent, enduring.
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  • It possesses the attributes of Infinity, is indestructible, immortal, undying.

    Ghosts I Have Seen Violet Tweedale
  • Life seems the strongest and most indestructible thing in the world.

    Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes
  • The atoms are indestructible; vital force is not: atoms have no age; vital force is born, grows old, and dies.

    Lumen Camille Flammarion
  • Familiarity may temper, but inborn human superstition is indestructible.

    The Golden Woman Ridgwell Cullum
  • Every least part, every atom of metal about them bore the visible, indestructible stamp of the English War Office.

    The Boy with Wings Berta Ruck
British Dictionary definitions for indestructible

indestructible

/ˌɪndɪˈstrʌktəbəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being destroyed; very durable
Derived Forms
indestructibility, indestructibleness, noun
indestructibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for indestructible
adj.

early 15c., from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + destructible. Related: Indestructibly.

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