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impassible

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adjective im·pas·si·ble \(ˌ)im-ˈpa-sə-bəl\

Definition of impassible

  1. 1a :  incapable of suffering or of experiencing painb :  inaccessible to injury

  2. 2 :  incapable of feeling :  impassive

impassibility

play \(ˌ)im-ˌpa-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

impassibly

play \(ˌ)im-ˈpa-sə-blē\ adverb

Examples of impassible in a sentence

  1. years of living behind bars had rendered him impassible

Origin and Etymology of impassible

Middle English, from Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French, from Late Latin impassibilis, from Latin in- + Late Latin passibilis passible


First Known Use: 14th century


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impassible

adjective im·pas·si·ble

less common spelling of

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



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