Examples of impassable in a Sentence
The roads were made impassable by the flood.
the road was impassable until snowplows cleared it
Recent Examples of impassable from the Web
The roads to Minute Maid were impassable, making staffing a game next to impossible.
Officials say at least 50 or 60 roads in the area are impassable because of high water.
Widespread flooding throughout the greater Kansas City area made many roads impassable Monday night and early Tuesday.
Following a disaster, community members may be on their own for a period of time because of the size of the area affected, lost communications and impassable roads.
The three-hour rescue happened around 2 p.m. Thursday at Linville Falls, after the pair climbed onto a ledge next to impassable waters and became stranded, media outlets have reported.
In addition to numerous side streets, Curran said portions of major routes such as 41, 43, 45 and 137 became impassable due to water Wednesday.
Rhodes Point is along Sheep Pen Gut, but the channel is impassable.
The Madisonville branch of the St. Tammany Parish Library re-opened at 9 a.m. It had been closed due to high water making the surrounding roadways impassable to most vehicles.
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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
IMPASSABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of impassable for English Language Learners
: impossible to pass, cross, or travel over
IMPASSABLE Defined for Kids
Definition of impassable for Students
- … the forest road … led to impassable marshes where the paths had long been lost.
- —J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
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