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 indestructibility (audio) \ noun
indestructibleness \ ˌin-​di-​ˈstrək-​tə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce indestructibleness (audio) \ noun
indestructibly \ ˌin-​di-​ˈstrək-​tə-​blē How to pronounce indestructibly (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
Recent Examples on the Web Designed primarily for shots under 50 yards on medium-sized game, the .062-inch thick blades are virtually indestructible. Jace Bauserman, Field & Stream, "The Best New Broadheads from the 2020 Archery Trade Show," 9 Jan. 2020 Consumer electronics are both disposable and indestructible. Arielle Pardes, Wired, "Nature Will Triumph—and Reclaim All Our Gadgets," 17 Jan. 2020 The secret to making an indestructible battery comes down to the electrolyte, the chemical goulash that separates the positive and negative ends of a battery, says Konstantinos Gerasopoulos, a senior scientist at APL who is leading the research. Daniel Oberhaus, Wired, "Scientists Made a Nearly Invincible Lithium-Ion Battery," 10 Jan. 2020 Before Albert Einstein propounded his theory of relativity in the early 20th century, it was assumed that matter could ultimately be broken down into indivisible indestructible parts. Harish Pullanoor, Quartz India, "How the Indian icon Nataraja danced his way from ancient history to modern physics," 18 Dec. 2019 What a ridiculous hallucination this was, what an indestructible pleasure, what an unforeseeable gift. Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker, "The Improbable Insanity of “Cats”," 16 Dec. 2019 At 6-feet, and nearly 250 pounds, the right-hander looks indestructible on the mound. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "Rockies’ Jairo Diaz, stung by tragedy, thankful for family and second chances," 28 Nov. 2019 To hear the players, including the seemingly indestructible Chase Claypool, Long’s directive was non-negotiable. Mike Berardino, Indianapolis Star, "With Chip Long reportedly out at Notre Dame, Ian Book-Tom Rees collaboration set to grow," 12 Dec. 2019 The findings are part of a Leaf to Landscape Project that measures the response of these seemingly indestructible trees to extremely hot droughts. Los Angeles Times, "Visit Sequoia National Park’s giant sequoia trees, without leaving L.A.," 15 Oct. 2019

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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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“Indestructible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of indestructible

: impossible to break or destroy


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Kids Definition of indestructible

: impossible to destroy an indestructible toy

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