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Definitions for impassable
ɪmˈpæs ə bəl, -ˈpɑ sə-im·pass·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impassable, unpassableadjective

    incapable of being passed


  1. impassableadjective

    Incapable of being passed over, crossed, or negotiated.

  2. impassableadjective

    Incapable of being overcome or surmounted.

  3. impassableadjective

    Not useable as legal tender.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impassableadjective

    incapable of being passed; not admitting a passage; as, an impassable road, mountain, or gulf

    Etymology: [Cf. Unpassable.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Impassable

    im-pas′a-bl, adj. not capable of being passed.—ns. Impassabil′ity, Impass′ableness.—adv. Impass′ably.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of impassable in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of impassable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of impassable in a Sentence

  1. Alan Arnette:

    Bottom line, the icefall has been deemed impassable at this point.

  2. Bill Saffo:

    Any direction you try coming into the city -- from 20 to 40 miles out, roads are impassable, anyone trying to get in here -- don't try. You will be turned away.

  3. National Weather Service:

    Roads are becoming impassable. Unless you are experiencing an emergency, please stay off the roads.

  4. Mohammad Aslam Syas:

    Helicopters are dropping medicines, blankets and other necessary item to remote areas of the Panjshir, where the roads remain impassable because of the heavy snow.

  5. Jennifer Tirey:

    There was no electricity and roads were impassable. It was just impossible to get to those pigs.

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