unpassable

adjective
un·​pass·​able | \ ˌən-ˈpa-sə-bəl How to pronounce unpassable (audio) \

Definition of unpassable

: incapable of being traveled, traveled through, or crossed : impassible … a continent of land of at least 1800 miles, in which journey we had … unpassable deserts to go over …— Daniel Defoe

Examples of unpassable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cabins were lost in the fire, trails eroded and unpassable. Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times, 31 Mar. 2022 But the roads leading up to their house are still flooded and unpassable. Duy Linh Tu, Scientific American, 31 Aug. 2021 There were some cracks and gaps down the stairwell, but nothing unpassable. Fox News, 4 July 2021 Atlantic Avenue was flooded and unpassable at 10:30 a.m., Police Chief Shawn Lacey said. BostonGlobe.com, 22 Aug. 2021 There were some cracks and gaps down the stairwell, but nothing unpassable. Fox News, 4 July 2021 Torrential rains that pounded the Black Sea provinces of Bartin, Kastamonu and Sinop on Wednesday caused flooding that demolished homes, severed at least five bridges, swept away cars and rendered numerous roads unpassable. NBC News, 14 Aug. 2021 There were some cracks and gaps down the stairwell, but nothing unpassable. Fox News, 4 July 2021 There were some cracks and gaps down the stairwell, but nothing unpassable. Fox News, 4 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unpassable

circa 1525, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unpassable was circa 1525

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8 Apr 2022

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“Unpassable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpassable. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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