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Wordnet 3.0


1. cannot be removed or erased;
- Example: "an indelible stain"
- Example: "indelible memories"
[syn: indelible, unerasable]

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Indelible \In*del"i*ble\, a. [L. indelebilis; pref. in- not + delebilis capable of being destroyed: cf. F. ind['e]l['e]bile. See In- not, and Deleble.] [Formerly written also indeleble, which accords with the etymology of the word.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. That can not be annulled; indestructible. [R.] [1913 Webster] They are endued with indelible power from above. --Sprat. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Indelibly stamped and impressed. --J. Ellis. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

indelible adj 1: cannot be removed or erased; "an indelible stain"; "indelible memories" [syn: indelible, unerasable]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

53 Moby Thesaurus words for "indelible": absorbing, acute, colorfast, constant, deathless, deep, deep-dyed, deep-felt, deepgoing, double-dyed, dyed-in-the-wool, enduring, fadeless, fast, fixed, haunting, heartfelt, homefelt, immortal, imperishable, impregnable, incorruptible, indestructible, ineffaceable, ineradicable, inexpugnable, inextinguishable, ingrain, ingrained, invincible, invulnerable, keen, lasting, nagging, nonperishable, obsessive, penetrating, permanent, persistent, pervading, piercing, poignant, profound, quenchless, recurrent, sharp, undampable, undestroyable, undying, unerasable, unfading, unforgettable, unquenchable