indelible Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite cannot be removed or erased
    • an indelible stain
    • indelible memories


In*del"i*ble adjective
L. indelebilis; not + delebilis capable of being destroyed: cf. F. indélébile. See In- not, and Deleble.
  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.
  2. That can not be annulled; indestructible. R.
    They are endued with indelible power from above. Sprat.
    Syn. -- Fixed; fast; permanent; ineffaceable. -- In*del"i*ble*ness, n. -- In*del"i*bly, adv.
    Indelibly stamped and impressed. J. Ellis.

Webster 1913