indestructible

adjective

in·​de·​struc·​ti·​ble ˌin-di-ˈstrək-tə-bəl How to pronounce indestructible (audio)
: incapable of being destroyed, ruined, or rendered ineffective
indestructibility noun
indestructibleness noun
indestructibly adverb

Examples of indestructible in a Sentence

diamonds are widely considered to be indestructible because they are one of the hardest known substances
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Word History

Etymology

probably from Late Latin indestructibilis, from Latin in- + destructus, past participle of destruere to tear down — more at destroy

First Known Use

1667, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of indestructible was in 1667

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Cite this Entry

“Indestructible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/indestructible. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

indestructible

adjective
in·​de·​struc·​ti·​ble ˌin-di-ˈstrək-tə-bəl How to pronounce indestructible (audio)
: impossible to destroy
indestructibility noun
indestructibleness noun
indestructibly adverb

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