indelibility (inˌdeliˈbility) or indelibleness (inˈdelibleness)
Word origin of 'indelible'
C16: from Latin indēlēbilis indestructible, from in-1+ delēre to destroy
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1. graded adjective & adjective [usu ADJ n]
If you say that something leaves an indelibleimpression, you mean that it is very unlikely to be forgotten. ⇒ My visit to India in 1986 left an indelible impression on me. ⇒ The war has made an indelible mark on the world.
indeliblyadverb [ADV with v] ⇒ The horrors he experienced are imprinted, perhaps indelibly, in his brain.
2. adjective [usu ADJ n]
Indelibleink or an indeliblestain cannot be removed or washed out. ⇒ It leaves indelible stains on clothes. ⇒ ...written in indelible ink.
The labelpinned to Helen's coat was in indelible ink, in case it rained and her name was washed away.Haines, Pamela THE GOLDEN LIONThen too, there had been that first meeting with Dean at the beach: that had made an indelible impression on Crook's mind.West, Charles STAGE FRIGHTA small, discreet, indelible sign that she would carry for ever.Stewart, Michael COMPULSIONI sat down and promised myself that someday I'd try to make a license plate out of cardboard and indelible markers.Lisa Scottoline RUNNING FROM THE LAW