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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  indispensable 
  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}] 
  3:  unavoidable;  "the  routine  but  indispensable  ceremonies  of 
  state" 




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