Indelible

In*del"i*ble

(?), a. [L. indelebilis; pref. in- not + delebilis capable of being destroyed: cf. F. indlbile. See In- not, and Deleble.]
[Formerly written also indeleble, which accords with the etymology of the word.]

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1. That can not be removed, washed away, blotted out, or effaced; incapable of being canceled, lost, or forgotten; as, indelible characters; an indelible stain; an indelible impression on the memory.
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2. That can not be annulled; indestructible. [R.]
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They are endued with indelible power from above.
Sprat.
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Indelible colors, fast colors which do not fade or tarnish by exposure. -- Indelible ink, an ink not obliterated by washing; esp., a solution of silver nitrate.

Syn. -- Fixed; fast; permanent; ineffaceable.

-- In*del"i*ble*ness, n. -- In*del"i*bly, adv.
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Indelibly stamped and impressed.
J. Ellis.
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