Examples of impenetrable in a Sentence
The fort's defenses were thought to be impenetrable.
the ancient temple was surrounded by vast stretches of impenetrable jungle
Recent Examples of impenetrable from the Web
Monster Hunter games can be impenetrable for newcomers.
During his campaign, the president vowed to build an impenetrable wall along the length of the U.S.-Mexican border out of concrete and steel.
When the gate is closed, the arms float out onto the canal, meet and lock, the tubes filling with water and sinking onto a concrete bed, making an impenetrable steel wall against the North Sea.
Most of the river bank through Slickrock is densely armored with virtually impenetrable willows.
Why is that stadium, which has been refurbished, so impenetrable for the U.S.?
And May's weakened position following Thursday's vote will complicate the already impenetrable process of leaving the EU.
The biggest work in the Hirshhorn show, the 1968 Westwall (Siegfried Line), takes on the supposedly impenetrable series of bunkers along Germany’s western border, and considers it more like an earthwork than a wartime embankment.
The back line of Morgan Corcoran, Millie Clark, Paige Phillips and Izzy Garza proved impenetrable, despite a crop of determined and talented Kaiser attackers.
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Origin and Etymology of impenetrable
Middle English impenetrabel, from Middle French impenetrable, from Latin impenetrabilis, from in- + penetrabilis penetrable
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
IMPENETRABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of impenetrable for English Language Learners
: impossible to pass or see through
: impossible to understand
IMPENETRABLE Defined for Kids
Definition of impenetrable for Students
1 : impossible to pass through or see through impenetrable walls impenetrable darkness
2 : impossible to understand an impenetrable mystery
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