Indelibility



[in-del-uh-buh l] /ɪnˈdɛl ə bəl/

adjective
1.
making marks that cannot be erased, removed, or the like:
indelible ink.
2.
that cannot be eliminated, forgotten, changed, or the like:
the indelible memories of war; the indelible influence of a great teacher.
/ɪnˈdɛlɪbəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being erased or obliterated
2.
making indelible marks: indelible ink
adj.

1520s, from Latin indelebilis “indelible, imperishable,” from in- “not, opposite of, without” (see in- (1)) + delebilis “able to be destroyed,” from delere “destroy, blot out” (see delete). Vowel change from -e- to -i- in English is late 17c. Related: Indelibly.

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