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invulnerable

[in-vuhl-ner-uh-buh l] /ɪnˈvʌl nər ə bəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being wounded, hurt, or damaged.
2.
proof against or immune to attack:
A strong navy made Great Britain invulnerable.
3.
not open to denial or disproof:
an invulnerable argument.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Latin invulnerābilis. See in-3, vulnerable
Related forms
invulnerability, invulnerableness, noun
invulnerably, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for invulnerability

invulnerable

/ɪnˈvʌlnərəbəl; -ˈvʌlnrəbəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being wounded, hurt, damaged, etc, either physically or emotionally
2.
incapable of being damaged or captured an invulnerable fortress
Derived Forms
invulnerability, invulnerableness, noun
invulnerably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for invulnerability
n.

1775, from invulnerable + -ity.

invulnerable

adj.

1590s, from Latin invulnerabilis "invulnerable," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + vulnerabilis (see vulnerable). Related: Invulnerably.

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