Definition of inseparable in English:

inseparable

Line breaks: in|sep¦ar|able
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsɛp(ə)rəb(ə)l
 
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adjective

1Unable to be separated or treated separately: research and higher education seem inseparable
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  • These meanings attract powerful emotions and can affect the patient's clinical condition and become inseparable from the individual's life history.
  • Mann may or may not have thought this himself, but he certainly felt that the pursuit of difficulty renewed the passions, and he knew that for him it was inseparable from ‘this phenomenon of life’.
  • Moreover, in true Yorkshire speech, the accent is inseparable from the dialect - though not many would be willing to practise the dialect today, even if they were familiar with the phraseology.
Synonyms
indivisible, indissoluble, inextricable, entangled, ravelled, mixed up, impossible to separate; the same, one and the same
1.1(Of people) unwilling to be separated; very close: they met 18 months ago and have been inseparable ever since
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  • You two were always so close, nearly inseparable at times.
  • Lin and Lydie, though they'd had a strong relationship from the beginning, grew so close they were practically inseparable.
  • By the end of our second day at Columbia Lake, my roommates and I had met our neighbours from next door, and we've been inseparable ever since.
Synonyms
devoted, bosom, close, fast, firm, good, best, intimate, confidential, boon, constant, loyal, faithful
2 Grammar (Of a prefix) not used as a separate word or (in German) not separated from the base verb when inflected.
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  • Hence, verbs with the inseparable prefix ge- in their infinitive forms do not add an additional ge- in the past participle.
2.1(Of a German verb) consisting of a prefix and a base verb which are not separated when inflected, for example wiederholen.
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  • Note that the verb anerkennen 'to recognize/acknowledge' is used both as a separable verb and (less commonly) as an inseparable verb.

noun

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A person or thing inseparable from another.
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  • We are two good old enemies, Edith and I, inseparables, in fact.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin inseparabilis, from in- 'not' + separabilis (see separable).

Derivatives

inseparability

Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
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  • Love is the inseparability of all life everywhere in the cosmos, and today's science is telling us that we are actually inseparably one.
  • Whether he is celebrating museums or apples and oranges, silver and gold or light and water, poem after poem explores the inseparability of art and life.
  • Whether I did or not, to him it is irrelevant, even though it is the most glaring example of the inseparability of matters political and personal.

inseparably

adverb
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  • There is probably no other centre in Ireland where harbour and town are so inseparably bound up and complement each other so well.
  • Viewing the visual contents of the snapshot is usually perceived as viewing those things themselves, as these are deeply and inseparably connected.
  • The issue of social justice, economic freedom, ecological balance, and non-violent communication are all inseparably one.

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