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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The same thing happens if there’s a surprise snowstorm that makes roads impassable.
With many surface streets also impassable, for a time the only other ground route into the Los Angeles area -- located 90 miles down the coast -- was a series of smaller mountain highways that added more than three hours to the trip.
Nutsch and his men joined with Afghan militia led by General Dostum (Navid Negahban) to take the northern stronghold of Mazar-i-Sharif, which was protected by mountainous terrain that was largely impassable except on horseback.
Hartmann, a freelance photojournalist in his spare time, spent Wednesday traversing the area, mostly on foot with many roads closed or impassable.
Roads in Jackson and DeKalb counties have been deemed impassable by emergency managers as of 6 a.m. Monday, and multiple accidents have been reported.
The division's exceptional training combined with the specialized alpine skills of its members allowed the division to succeed over terrain that was thought impassable.
Indeed, on Tuesday — hours after Irma had passed over Central Florida — Tartan Street residents were forced to use canoes to navigate their way to dry land because the street was impassable by car.
Maybe the road to his house, which turned to a deep, impassable lake in the rainy season, would be paved over.
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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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