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[in-sep-er-uh-buh l, -sep-ruh-] /ɪnˈsɛp ər ə bəl, -ˈsɛp rə-/
incapable of being separated, parted, or disjoined:
inseparable companions.
noun, Usually, inseparables
inseparable objects, qualities, etc.
inseparable companions or friends.
Origin of inseparable
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin insēparābilis. See in-3, separable
Related forms
inseparability, inseparableness, noun
inseparably, adverb Unabridged
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  • In practice, it seems, the two would be inseparable.
  • Our ability to communicate is inseparable from our musical sense.
  • The genuine and virtual towns have become inseparable.
  • What the team noted as of import was how the children handled the inseparable beads.
  • For nearly six years now, they have been inseparable.
  • Pollution and other environmental problems are inseparable from social issues of poverty and overpopulation.
  • The team was surprised by what the children did with the inseparable pair.
  • The idea of fluidity is inseparable from that of unpredictability.
  • In the year since the tsunami struck, the bond between hippo and tortoise has strengthened, and now the two are inseparable.
  • Science and technology are inseparable and both crucial to human progress.
British Dictionary definitions for inseparable


/ɪnˈsɛpərəbəl; -ˈsɛprə-/
incapable of being separated or divided
Derived Forms
inseparability, inseparableness, noun
inseparably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inseparable

mid-14c., from Latin inseparabilis "that cannot be separated," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + separabilis, from separare (see separate (v.)). Related: Inseparably.

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