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Indispensable definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INDISPENS'ABLE, a. Not to be dispensed with; that cannot be omitted, remitted, or spared; absolutely necessary or requisite. Air and water are indispensable to the life of man. Our duties to God and to our fellow men are of indispensable obligation.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1653 1. not subject to being set aside or neglected <an indispensable obligation> 2. absolutely necessary ; essential <an indispensable member of the staff> indispensability noun indispensable noun indispensableness noun indispensably adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 (often foll. by to, for) that cannot be dispensed with; necessary. 2 (of a law, duty, etc.) that is not to be set aside. Derivatives: indispensability n. indispensableness n. indispensably adv. Etymology: med.L indispensabilis (as IN-(1), DISPENSABLE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Indispensable 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you say that someone or something is indispensable, you mean that they are absolutely essential and other people or things cannot function without them. She was becoming indispensable to him. = essential ? dispensable ADJ: oft ADJ to n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Necessary, essential, requisite, needful, needed, not to be dispensed with.

Moby Thesaurus

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