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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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 The rappers were virtually inseparable coming up with Death Row Records co-founders Dr. Dre and Suge Knight. Maeve Mcdermott, USA TODAY, "Happy Birthday Tupac: 5 touching moments from Snoop Dogg's tribute at the 2017 Rock Hall ceremony," 17 June 2020 The story of the Siku Quanshu Wenlan Ge is inseparable from the story of people who risked all to protect a cultural legacy, from the librarian who sold off his house to the students who would not abandon the heavy boxes that slowed their travel. Janie Chang, Time, "The Risky Journey That Saved One of China’s Greatest Literary Treasures," 15 June 2020 Cheerio's owner, Corrinne Minard, noted the two were inseparable, often cuddling when taking naps and following each other around the house. Fox News, "Viral pictures show last moment puppy and cat bond before puppy gets adopted," 10 June 2020 The history of Greater Friendship is inseparable from the rise of Anchorage’s black community. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, "How Greater Friendship Baptist Church in Anchorage made its mark in Alaska and civil rights history," 7 June 2020 But Strand, a notable hawk on Huawei within the analyst community, sees the two as inseparable. David Meyer, Fortune, "The U.K. may soon change its mind about Huawei, delighting hawks like Trump," 26 May 2020 Her two golden retrievers, Rumpy and Avery, are an inseparable pair that love to roam Villa Rosa’s grounds. Allison W. Entrekin, USA TODAY, "Lisa Vanderpump makes life better for dogs: 'They offer such wonderful companionship'," 23 May 2020 Greenlick and his wife Harriet were inseparable, said Steiner Hayward. oregonlive, "Rep. Mitch Greenlick, longtime Oregon lawmaker, dies at 85," 16 May 2020 At least since the arrival of Tupperware and Saran Wrap in the late 1940s, kitchens and plastic have been as inseparable as salt and pepper. NBC News, "Best eco-friendly products to reduce plastic in the kitchen 2020," 6 May 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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“Inseparable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 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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