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Meaning of INDISPENSABLE

Pronunciation:  `indi'spensubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  unavoidable; "the routine but indispensable ceremonies of state"
  2. [adj]  not to be dispensed with; essential; "foods indispensable to good nutrition"
  3. [adj]  absolutely necessary; vitally necessary; "essential tools and materials"; "funds essential to the completion of the project"; "an indispensable worker"
 

INDISPENSABLE is a 13 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: critical, essential, obligatory, vital
 
 Antonyms: dispensable
 
 See Also: necessary

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`dis*pen"sa*ble\, a. [Pref. in- not +
dispensable: cf. F. indispensable.]
1. Not dispensable; impossible to be omitted, remitted, or
   spared; absolutely necessary or requisite.

2. (Eccl.) Not admitting dispensation; not subject to release
   or exemption. [R.]

         The law was moral and indispensable.  --Bp. Burnet.

3. Unavoidable; inevitable. [Obs.] --Fuller.

 
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