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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CBS News correspondent Jericka Duncan reports a lot of the roads are impassable and most of the Atlantic Beach community, about 14,000 people, are without power.
The terrain below them was impassable due to the steep sheer cliffs.
Portland will still try to limit its use of road salt to a handful of roads that are routinely rendered impassable in snow, and where runoff won't send salt into rivers and streams.
Many roads are impassable because gunmen patrol them, stealing aid supplies and killing drivers.
The storm crippled this island nation, leaving many communities completely cut off by flood waters and impassable roads.
Even if both had been available, the fuel shortage -- successfully resolved by the state -- and number of impassable roads made transportation difficult.
Streets were choked with charred rubble, nearly impassable in places
Anyone walking near that side of the underpass is likely to be splashed when a vehicle drives through the water, but so far the leak hasn't coincided with the type of downpour that would make the road impassable.
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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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