in·​sep·​a·​ra·​ble | \ (ˌ)in-ˈse-p(ə-)rə-bəl How to pronounce inseparable (audio) \

Definition of inseparable

1 : incapable of being separated or disjoined inseparable issues
2 : seemingly always together : very intimate inseparable friends

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Other Words from inseparable

inseparability \ (ˌ)in-​ˌse-​p(ə-​)rə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce inseparability (audio) \ noun
inseparable noun
inseparableness \ (ˌ)in-​ˈse-​p(ə-​)rə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce inseparableness (audio) \ noun
inseparably \ (ˌ)in-​ˈse-​p(ə-​)rə-​blē How to pronounce inseparably (audio) \ adverb

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Examples of inseparable in a Sentence

One problem is inseparable from the other. they've been inseparable friends since they met at summer camp years ago
Recent Examples on the Web There are times when the Constitution’s role as a policy framework becomes inseparable from its institutional character, and forces us to ask about the ultimate purpose of a legislature or a court. Yuval Levin, National Review, "What Is Our Constitution?," 17 Sep. 2020 Each of her novels has celebrated the fact that the ineffable is inseparable from the quotidian, and rendered the ineffable, quotidian world back to us, peculiar, luminous, and precise. Jordan Kisner, The Atlantic, "Marilynne Robinson’s Lonely Souls," 11 Sep. 2020 Great religious books are often inseparable from tales of their discovery. Peter Manseau, Smithsonian Magazine, "Why Thomas Jefferson Created His Own Bible," 8 Sep. 2020 The pair have been inseparable ever since and currently live together outside of Ola. Jeannie Roberts, Arkansas Online, "Beating covid-19 a breath at a time," 7 Sep. 2020 Fried and true Fried chicken and cast-iron skillets are inseparable, because frying is all about oil and heat. oregonlive, "10 things to know about cast iron skillets," 5 Aug. 2020 His sister, Melissa Esquivel, 30, said Xavier and Vianeth were inseparable. Taylor Pettaway,, "Two killed, two injured in drive-by shooting on East Side," 31 Aug. 2020 Fried and true Fried chicken and cast-iron skillets are inseparable, because frying is all about oil and heat. oregonlive, "10 things to know about cast iron skillets," 5 Aug. 2020 The deal finalized on Friday comes as China has been increasing pressure on the island, which Beijing considers to be an inseparable part of its territory. Brad Lendon, CNN, "US finalizes sale of 66 F-16 fighters to Taiwan as China tensions escalate," 17 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of inseparable

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for inseparable

Middle English, from Latin inseparabilis, from in- + separabilis separable

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20 Sep 2020

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“Inseparable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of inseparable

: not able to be separated


in·​sep·​a·​ra·​ble | \ in-ˈse-pə-rə-bəl How to pronounce inseparable (audio) \

Kids Definition of inseparable

: impossible to separate inseparable companions

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