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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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  • Many forms of chance are inseparable from the individual enterprise.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
  • Politeness and little gallantries are inseparable from my character.

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
  • The Dunbar fiend is inseparable from Australian coasting steamers.

    While the Billy Boils Henry Lawson
  • Heretofore, Khalid and Shakib have been inseparable as the Pointers.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • Secondly, trial by jury is so completely involved in the present system of court trial and procedure, that they are inseparable.

    The Man in Court Frederic DeWitt Wells
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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