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

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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

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Examples of indestructible in a Sentence

diamonds are widely considered to be indestructible because they are one of the hardest known substances
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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

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19 May 2022

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“Indestructible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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Kids Definition of indestructible

: impossible to destroy an indestructible toy

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