Examples of impassable in a Sentence
The roads were made impassable by the flood.
the road was impassable until snowplows cleared it
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Maybe the road to his house, which turned to a deep, impassable lake in the rainy season, would be paved over.
Waters had receded on other houses, but roads were largely impassable.
For days friends and family were unable to reach each other because roads were impassable and there was no cell service.
According to Fredeking, his parents had recently attempted to visit the cemetery where at least 12 of his ancestors are buried, but the road was impassable.
Mayor Tomás Regalado of Miami said a similar fraction of his city was dark, with roads left impassable and traffic lights not working.
Britain held out against the Blitz, the Royal Air Force made the Channel impassable, and then the Soviets and U.S. were drafted into the war effort.
In New Orleans, about 10 inches of rain fell in three hours earlier this summer, creating impassable streets and flooding homes and businesses.
Rockport was virtually impassable after Harvey struck, with trees and downed power lines blocking every street and roadway.
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First Known Use of impassable
Synonymsimpenetrable (also impassible), impermeable, impervious, impregnable
Antonymsnegotiable, passable, penetrable, permeable
Related Wordsclose, compact, dense, thick, tight; compressed, condensed; sturdy, substantial, tough; firm, frozen, hard, solid, stiff; inflexible, rigid, unbending, unyielding
Near Antonymssoft, squishy; bendable, elastic, flexible, giving, malleable, pliable, yielding; absorbent, porous
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- … the forest road … led to impassable marshes where the paths had long been lost.
- —J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
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