not admitting of penetration or passage into or through
"an impenetrable fortress"; "impenetrable rain forests"
dense, heavy, impenetrable(adj)
permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter
"dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom"
impossible to understand
The fortress is impenetrable, so it cannot be taken.
Business jargon makes this document impenetrable, I can't understand it.
Origin: From impenetrabilis.
incapable of being penetrated or pierced; not admitting the passage of other bodies; not to be entered; impervious; as, an impenetrable shield
having the property of preventing any other substance from occupying the same space at the same time
inaccessible, as to knowledge, reason, sympathy, etc.; unimpressible; not to be moved by arguments or motives; as, an impenetrable mind, or heart
Origin: [L. impenetrabilis; pref. im- not + penetrabilis penetrable: cf. F. impntrable.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
im-pen′e-tra-bl, adj. incapable of being pierced: preventing another body from occupying the same space at the same time: not to be impressed in mind or heart.—n. Impenetrabil′ity, one of the essential properties of matter, implying that no two bodies can at the same time occupy the same space.—adv. Impen′etrably.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
Incapable of being penetrated or pierced, not admitting the passage of other bodies, not to be entered; as, an impenetrable shield.
The numerical value of impenetrable in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of impenetrable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of impenetrable in a Sentence
There is a wide difference between speaking to deceive, and being silent to be impenetrable.
This image of the SWIFT network and the surrounding ecosystem being secure and impenetrable has encouraged complacency.
In the American metaphysic, reality is always material reality, hard, resistant, unformed, impenetrable, and unpleasant.
Human understanding very often remains enigmatic and motivations impenetrable. Many codes remain unbreakable, unless one has the unconditional key. ( " The unbreakable code " )
Crime is a fact of the human species, a fact of that species alone, but it is above all the secret aspect, impenetrable and hidden. Crime hides, and by far the most terrifying things are those which elude us.
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- tidak bisa ditembusIndonesian
- de nestrăpuns, de nepătruns, impenetrabilRomanian
- непроходимый, непроницаемыйRussian
- không thể xuyên thủngVietnamese
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