indestructible

adjective
in·​de·​struc·​ti·​ble | \ ˌin-di-ˈstrək-tə-bəl How to pronounce indestructible (audio) \

Definition of indestructible

: incapable of being destroyed, ruined, or rendered ineffective

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from indestructible

indestructibility \ ˌin-​di-​ˌstrək-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce indestructible (audio) \ noun
indestructibleness \ ˌin-​di-​ˈstrək-​tə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce indestructible (audio) \ noun
indestructibly \ ˌin-​di-​ˈstrək-​tə-​blē How to pronounce indestructible (audio) \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for indestructible

Synonyms

Antonyms

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of indestructible in a Sentence

diamonds are widely considered to be indestructible because they are one of the hardest known substances
Recent Examples on the Web The company behind the indestructible adhesive offered the woman some advice after her posts were receiving throngs of sympathizers and many looking to help Brown find answers. Stephanie Toone, ajc, "NEW: Viral Tiktoker gives update on Gorilla Glue hair dilemma in new interview," 8 Feb. 2021 Traveler contributor Timothy Latterner says these indestructible shoes have a rubber tread that keeps him from slipping on the ice in winter. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "Your Shopping Guide to Staying Warm This Winter," 29 Jan. 2021 Game shows are perhaps TV’s most indestructible genre. oregonlive, "Come on down! Why TV primetime game shows are booming in the pandemic era," 21 Jan. 2021 To that end, Chen worked with Christopher Kurtz to design a table that is both indestructible and very, very glam: an aluminum surface with a rippled edge. Alexandra Lange, ELLE Decor, "How One Architect Kept the Cozy in a Sleek Redo on Manhattan’s Upper East Side," 5 Jan. 2021 But in this difficult pandemic year, directors have found ways of transmitting the power of an indestructible art form. Dallas News, "In a year of losses, something gained: How theater was artfully brought to the screen," 11 Dec. 2020 Some new research efforts include metallic nanoparticle drugs that coax stem cells to replenish bone tissues, and appropriating proteins from nearly indestructible microscopic animals called tardigrades to work in human cells. Shi En Kim, Science, "To study aging, scientists are looking to outer space," 2 Dec. 2020 The nearly indestructible solid surface Dekton countertops create multiple prep areas throughout the kitchen. Carisha Swanson, House Beautiful, "The Ultimate Collector's Kitchen," 18 Nov. 2020 But in this difficult pandemic year, directors have found ways of transmitting the power of an indestructible art form. Dallas News, "In a year of losses, something gained: How theater was artfully brought to the screen," 11 Dec. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'indestructible.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of indestructible

1667, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for indestructible

probably from Late Latin indestructibilis, from Latin in- + destructus, past participle of destruere to tear down — more at destroy

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about indestructible

Time Traveler for indestructible

Time Traveler

The first known use of indestructible was in 1667

See more words from the same year

Statistics for indestructible

Last Updated

24 Feb 2021

Cite this Entry

“Indestructible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/indestructible. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for indestructible

indestructible

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of indestructible

: impossible to break or destroy

indestructible

adjective
in·​de·​struc·​ti·​ble | \ ˌin-di-ˈstrək-tə-bəl How to pronounce indestructible (audio) \

Kids Definition of indestructible

: impossible to destroy an indestructible toy

More from Merriam-Webster on indestructible

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for indestructible

Nglish: Translation of indestructible for Spanish Speakers

Comments on indestructible

What made you want to look up indestructible? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

February 2021 Words of the Day Quiz

  • squirrel in winter
  • Which is a synonym of perdure?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!