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 inseparable (audio) \ noun
inseparable noun
inseparableness \ (ˌ)in-​ˈse-​p(ə-​)rə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce inseparable (audio) \ noun
inseparably \ (ˌ)in-​ˈse-​p(ə-​)rə-​blē How to pronounce inseparable (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 Dublin and the figure skater have been inseparable ever since. Vanessa Etienne,, 8 June 2021 Kourtney Kardashian and Addison Rae are back to being inseparable, which means summer must be officially upon us. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, 7 June 2021 The three are inseparable, playing soccer or exploring Java’s volcanic landscape on long-distance motorbike rides. David Pierson, Los Angeles Times, 5 June 2021 For Lindsey Leininger, a health economist and professor at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business, attitudes toward the vaccine are inseparable from other factors — including income, political beliefs and psychology. Irina Ivanova, CBS News, 28 May 2021 For bond vigilantes whose power stemmed from Volcker’s attack on inflation, imposing municipal austerity was inseparable from unleashing police power to tame rising crime. Nikhil Pal Singh, The New Republic, 14 May 2021 All this is more than technical wizardry; the aesthetics are inseparable from the story. James Poniewozik, New York Times, 13 May 2021 The poetry of Shakespeare is inseparable from the dramatic architecture that contains it. Los Angeles Times, 23 Apr. 2021 For Emanuel, politics were sometimes inseparable from business. Connie Bruck, The New Yorker, 19 Apr. 2021

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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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The first known use of inseparable was in the 14th century

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17 Jun 2021

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“Inseparable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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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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