impenetrability

noun im·pen·e·tra·bil·i·ty \ (ˌ)im-ˌpe-nə-trə-ˈbi-lə-tē \

Definition of impenetrability

1 : the inability of two portions of matter to occupy the same space at the same time
2 : the quality or state of being impenetrable

Examples of impenetrability in a Sentence

  1. the impenetrability of her prose is apparently the basis of her appeal to literary snobs

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First Known Use of impenetrability

1653

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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