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[in-di-struhk-tuh-buh l] /ˌɪn dɪˈstrʌk tə bəl/
not destructible; that cannot be destroyed.
Origin of indestructible
1665-75; < Late Latin indēstrūctibilis. See in-3, destructible
Related forms
indestructibility, indestructibleness, noun
indestructibly, adverb
unbreakable, permanent, enduring. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for indestructible
  • They come in a range of colors and they're pretty indestructible.
  • The land has a timeless, indestructible look that is misleading.
  • Even though the market was full of tourists, the magic was indestructible.
  • Artists have a huge white canvas and an indestructible urge to fill it with color.
  • Back and forth over the river went the indestructible samurai.
  • Moreover, a remarkable peculiarity of the unconscious processes is the fact that they remain indestructible.
  • New technology can make your mail, music, and photos nearly indestructible.
  • Also, aforementioned hammer is virtually indestructible.
  • They're colorful, comfortable and nearly indestructible.
  • In the context of a robot army, that means the airborne robot could be indestructible.
British Dictionary definitions for indestructible


incapable of being destroyed; very durable
Derived Forms
indestructibility, indestructibleness, noun
indestructibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for indestructible

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

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