-ˈō-pə- How to pronounce unopenable (audio)
: incapable of being opened : not openable
an unopenable window

Examples of unopenable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the second task, the dogs were presented with an impossible challenge: opening an unopenable container to access delicious-smelling food inside. Rachel Nuwer, Scientific American, 9 June 2022 The very definition of a First World problem: unopenable curtains. John Lanchester, The New Yorker, 26 Mar. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1747, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unopenable was in 1747

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Cite this Entry

“Unopenable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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