in·​de·​struc·​ti·​ble | \ˌin-di-ˈstrək-tə-bəl \

Definition of indestructible 

: incapable of being destroyed, ruined, or rendered ineffective

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Other Words from indestructible

indestructibility \ ˌin-​di-​ˌstrək-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē \ noun
indestructibleness \ ˌin-​di-​ˈstrək-​tə-​bəl-​nəs \ noun
indestructibly \ ˌin-​di-​ˈstrək-​tə-​blē \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for indestructible


imperishable, inextinguishable


destructible, extinguishable, perishable

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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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As usual for the company, they were designed for professional use, however their indestructible build, reasonable price, and sharp, incisive sound were warmly received by people looking for something more hi-fi than the dominant Beats options. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Audio-Technica M50xBT review: better beats," 12 Nov. 2018 Big Three? Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner and DeWanna Bonner have been dominant, indestructible and surprisingly durable. Percy Allen, The Seattle Times, "Storm legend Lauren Jackson has a message for Breanna Stewart before Game 5: ‘Get it done’," 3 Sep. 2018 The most indestructible: Vinyl, which starts at $1 per square foot, or ceramic tile, which will cost you $1.20 per square foot. Brett Martin, House Beautiful, "What A Kitchen Renovation Actually Costs," 13 July 2018 But Cooper’s sausage proved indestructible in its tight casing, a peppery blend of beef and pork that was good in both its original form and spiked with jalapeño and cheese ($11.49 a pound). Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "52 Weeks of BBQ: Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que," 13 July 2018 Five runs is a comfortable lead, if not an indestructible one. Emma Baccellieri,, "The Rays and Marlins Played An Incredibly Strange Game on Tuesday Night," 4 July 2018 These things are indestructible, travel well, and are great to bring along for camping or a picnic. The Editors, Outside Online, "The Best Camp Chairs, According to You," 28 June 2018 And then there are the Warriors, who possess a seemingly indestructible combination of talent, coaching, system and culture. Jerry Brewer,, "Cavs-Warriors matchup, the 'Fast and Furious' of the NBA, is a sequel we can't help but watch," 31 May 2018 There’s performance to match, with lightweight nylon frames and practically indestructible temples. Outside Online, "The Best Women’s Travel Kit of 2018," 15 May 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of indestructible

: impossible to break or destroy


in·​de·​struc·​ti·​ble | \ˌin-di-ˈstrək-tə-bəl \

Kids Definition of indestructible

: impossible to destroy an indestructible toy

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