Definitions

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  • adj. Not discerpible; inseparable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not discerpible; inseparable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not discerpible; incapable of being destroyed by dissolution or separation of parts.

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Examples

  • That to be penetrable and indiscerpible is as truly attributed to Bodies, as to Spirits; and to be impenetrable and discerpible agrees as well to Spirits as to Bodies; for that the difference is Gradual and not Essential; And that no Creature, or Created Spirit, can be intimately present in any Creature, because Intrinsick Presence only pertains to God and Christ; and therefore that Philosophical Penetration of Created Spirits, in regard of Bodies, is a mere Scholastick Fiction.

    The Principles of the Most Ancient and Modern Philosophy

  • Moreover, “as the parts of space or expansion itself can demonstrably be proved to be absolutely indiscerpible [indivisible], so it ought not to be reckoned an insuperable difficulty to imagine that all immaterial thinking substances (upon supposition that expansion is not excluded out of their idea) may be so likewise” (W III. 763).

    Samuel Clarke

  • That which is actually divisible, so far as an actual division can any ways be made, is divisible into parts indiscerpible; but Matter or Body (to wit, that Matter that is entire or compound) is actually divisible so far as an actual division can any ways be made, therefore, &c.

    The Principles of the Most Ancient and Modern Philosophy

  • For if Spirit and Body are so contrary one to another, so that a Spirit is only Life, or a living and sensible Substance, but a Body a certain Mass merely dead; a Spirit penetrable and indiscerpible, but a Body impenetrable and discerpible, which are all contrary Attributes: What (I pray you) is that which doth so join or unite them together?

    The Principles of the Most Ancient and Modern Philosophy

  • But if Body be taken individually only for one single Body, that is indiscerpible; and that which we call the Discerpibility of Body means only this, sc. that we may divide one Body from another, by placing some Third Body between them; and according to this sence Spirits are no less discerpible than Bodies; for although one single Spirit cannot become two or more Spirits, yet more Spirits co-existing in one

    The Principles of the Most Ancient and Modern Philosophy

  • As is the effect such is the cause; as thought is, such is the power that thinks; a power impassive and indiscerpible. "

    Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia

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