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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Permanent; binding: an indissoluble contract; an indissoluble union.
  • adj. Impossible to dissolve, disintegrate, or decompose: an indissoluble compound.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Lasting, indestructible.
  • adj. Not possible to dissolve, disintegrate or break-up.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not dissoluble; not capable of being dissolved, melted, or liquefied; insoluble.
  • adj. Incapable of being rightfully broken or dissolved; perpetually binding or obligatory; firm; stable, .

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not dissoluble or dissolvable; incapable of being dissolved. See dissolve, 1, and solution.
  • Not dissoluble in force or obligation; not to be rightfully broken or violated; perpetually binding or obligatory; firm; stable: as, an indissoluble covenant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of a substance) incapable of being dissolved
  • adj. used of decisions and contracts

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  • "He felt, no doubt, more sorry for her than her indignant relatives; but it seemed to him that the tie between husband and wife, even if breakable in prosperity, should be indissoluble in misfortune."
    - Edith Wharton, 'The Age of Innocence'.

    September 19, 2009