Definition of impassable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪmˈpɑːsəb(ə)l/


Impossible to travel along or over: the narrow channels are impassable to ocean-going ships
More example sentences
  • The very roads that permit us to travel may be impassable barriers to other species.
  • For the secret of all Austrian music is that there is no impassable barrier between the music of the people and ‘culture’.
  • In many cases that seems to be an impassable barrier.



Pronunciation: /ɪmpɑːsəˈbɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • While it rejects process theology, the book asserts that such classical doctrines as God's immutability, impassability and foreknowledge demand reconsideration.
  • His eyes were brown and narrowed in a look of impassability, and his mouth was set in a grim line that nearly sent a shudder through the young initiate.
  • Her eyes slowly rose from its foot to its acme, taking in its enormity and impassability.




Example sentences
  • Viewers could move in and out among the hanging components in the darkened gallery, except where the roughly V-shaped arrangement clustered impassably into the farthest corner.
  • From here, a narrow inlet passage formed along right - angled cross joints finally narrows impassably.

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