in·​ef·​face·​able | \ ˌi-nə-ˈfā-sə-bəl How to pronounce ineffaceable (audio) \

Definition of ineffaceable

: not effaceable : ineradicable

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Other Words from ineffaceable

ineffaceability \ ˌi-​nə-​ˌfā-​sə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce ineffaceability (audio) \ noun
ineffaceably \ ˌi-​nə-​ˈfā-​sə-​blē How to pronounce ineffaceably (audio) \ adverb

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

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First Known Use of ineffaceable

1804, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ineffaceable

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

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“Ineffaceable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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