unreachable

adjective
un·​reach·​able | \ˌən-ˈrē-chə-bəl \

Definition of unreachable 

: incapable of being reached: such as

a : impossible to get to or get at a location unreachable by car

b : impossible to contact or communicate with was unreachable by phone emotionally unreachable teenagers

c : impossible to achieve : not attainable an unreachable dream/goal

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Other Words from unreachable

unreachably \ ˌən-​ˈrē-​chə-​blē \ adverb

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Officials had issued mandatory orders for residents of Leilani Estates and those in Kapoho Beach and Vacationland were advised to leave by last Friday or risk being trapped and unreachable by emergency crews. NBC News, "Hawaii volcano lava destroys hundreds of homes overnight," 6 June 2018 Officials had issued mandatory orders for residents of Leilani Estates and those in Kapoho Beach and Vacationland were advised to leave by last Friday or risk being trapped and unreachable by emergency crews. NBC News, "Hawaii volcano lava destroys hundreds of homes overnight," 6 June 2018 Officials had issued mandatory orders for residents of Leilani Estates and those in Kapoho Beach and Vacationland were advised to leave by last Friday or risk being trapped and unreachable by emergency crews. NBC News, "Hawaii volcano lava destroys hundreds of homes overnight," 6 June 2018 Officials issued mandatory orders for residents of Leilani Estates, and those in Kapoho Beach and Vacationland were advised to leave last Friday or risk being trapped and unreachable by emergency crews. Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, chicagotribune.com, "Hawaii volcano lava destroys hundreds of homes overnight," 5 June 2018 Officials had issued mandatory orders for residents of Leilani Estates and those in Kapoho Beach and Vacationland were advised to leave by last Friday or risk being trapped and unreachable by emergency crews. Washington Post, "Hawaii volcano lava destroys hundreds of homes overnight," 5 June 2018 Residents of Leilani Estates were ordered out weeks ago, and Kapoho Beach and Vacationland were ordered evacuated by Friday amid fears that residents would be unreachable for rescue teams. John Bacon, USA TODAY, "Earthquake rocks Hawaii volcano as tally of destruction rises," 5 June 2018 The White House operator can be heard telling Mr. Melendez that the president was in Fargo, N.D., and unreachable. New York Times, "Prankster Calls the President, and the White House Puts Him Right Through," 29 June 2018 Residents of Leilani Estates were ordered out weeks ago, and Kapoho Beach and Vacationland were evacuated amid fears — now being realized — that residents would be unreachable as the developments were slowly overrun. John Bacon, USA TODAY, "Picturesque Kapoho Bay transformed into lava field as Hawaiian volcano rumbles," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of unreachable

circa 1586, in the meaning defined above

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