in·​ef·​face·​able ˌi-nə-ˈfā-sə-bəl How to pronounce ineffaceable (audio)
: not effaceable : ineradicable
ineffaceability noun
ineffaceably adverb

Examples of ineffaceable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The relic, with ghostly, ineffaceable traces of the original handiwork, is in the show. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 29 May 2017

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Word History


probably from French ineffaçable, from Middle French, from in- + effaçable effaceable

First Known Use

1804, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ineffaceable was in 1804

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“Ineffaceable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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