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indestructible

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Pronunciation: /ɪndɪˈstrʌktɪb(ə)l
 
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Definition of indestructible in English:

adjective

Not able to be destroyed: indestructible plastic containers
More example sentences
  • Their indestructible cars helped destroy the environment in which they lived.
  • It is the same land, which stands firmer than any rock in the world, with its undying vigour, indestructible life.
  • Asbestos fibres are indestructible - they are resistant to chemicals and heat.
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indestructibility

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • Faith in the indestructibility of the soul depends on at least some contact with the soul while most of us are creatures of body, life and mind.
  • We're all a bit more image-conscious these days, and most of us aspire to greater fitness, especially once we get out of our twenties and lose that feeling of indestructibility.
  • Is this sort of ignorance a sign of something missing in the education of these teenagers, or is it simply a sign of their own perceived indestructibility?

indestructibly

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • It can be savage, unpredictable, ecstactic, indestructibly powerful, pleasurable, a kind of primordial music that is beyond the mere phenomenology of representation.
  • Susan-the-robot was regarded as being indestructibly powerful, unstoppable and practically all-knowing, with unlimited capabilities and possessing vast powers of alien calculation.
  • The play's depiction of amateur drama, coupled with its equal balance of roles and indestructibly comic plotting, has made it a perennial favourite of amateur companies.

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