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adjective im·pass·able \(ˌ)im-ˈpa-sə-bəl\

: impossible to pass, cross, or travel over

Full Definition of IMPASSABLE

:  incapable of being passed, traveled, crossed, or surmounted
im·pass·abil·i·ty \-ˌpa-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
im·pass·able·ness \-ˈpa-sə-bəl-nəs\ noun
im·pass·ably \-blē\ adverb

Variants of IMPASSABLE

im·pass·able also im·pas·si·ble \(ˌ)im-ˈpa-sə-bəl\

Examples of IMPASSABLE

  1. The roads were made impassable by the flood.
  2. <the road was impassable until snowplows cleared it>

First Known Use of IMPASSABLE


Rhymes with IMPASSABLE

IMPASSABLY Defined for Kids


adjective im·pass·able \im-ˈpa-sə-bəl\

Definition of IMPASSABLE for Kids

:  impossible to pass, cross, or travel <… the forest road … led to impassable marshes where the paths had long been lost. — J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit>


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