preg·​na·​ble ˈpreg-nə-bəl How to pronounce pregnable (audio)
: vulnerable to capture
a pregnable fort
pregnability 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, 4 June 2017

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Word History


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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pregnable was in the 14th century

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“Pregnable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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