preg·​na·​ble | \ ˈpreg-nə-bəl How to pronounce pregnable (audio) \

Definition of pregnable

: vulnerable to capture a pregnable fort

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pregnability \ ˌpreg-​nə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce pregnable (audio) \ noun

Examples of pregnable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The windows look like holes that any monster could reach through; the walls seem blue and pregnable. Karen Russell, The New Yorker, "Orange World," 4 June 2017

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First Known Use of pregnable

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pregnable

alteration of Middle English prenable, from Anglo-French — more at impregnable

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“Pregnable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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