In*del"i*ble (?), a. [L. indelebilis; not + delebilis capable of being destroyed: cf. F. ind'el'ebile. See In- not, and Deleble.] [Formerly written also indeleble, which accords with the etymology of the word.]


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.


That can not be annulled; indestructible.


They are endued with indelible power from above. Sprat.

Indelible colors, fast colors which do not fade or tarnish by exposure. -- Indelible ink, an ink 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.

Indelibly stamped and impressed. J. Ellis.


© Webster 1913.