impassable

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

Definition of impassable

  1. :  incapable of being passed, traveled, crossed, or surmounted

impassability

play \-ˌpa-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

impassableness

play \-ˈpa-sə-bəl-nəs\ noun

impassably

play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of impassable in a sentence

  1. The roads were made impassable by the flood.

  2. <the road was impassable until snowplows cleared it>

1562

First Known Use of impassable

1562

Variants of impassable

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\(ˌ)im-ˈpa-sə-bəl\

IMPASSABLE Defined for English Language Learners

impassable

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

Definition of impassable for English Language Learners

  • : impossible to pass, cross, or travel over


IMPASSABLE Defined for Kids

impassable

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

Definition of impassable for Students

  1. :  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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