impassable


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im·pass·a·ble

 (ĭm-păs′ə-bəl)
adj.
Impossible to pass, cross, or overcome: impassable roads; impassable problems.

im·pass′a·bil′i·ty, im·pass′a·ble·ness n.
im·pass′a·bly adv.

impassable

(ɪmˈpɑːsəbəl)
adj
(of terrain, roads, etc) not able to be travelled through or over
imˌpassaˈbility, imˈpassableness n
imˈpassably adv

im•pass•a•ble

(ɪmˈpæs ə bəl, -ˈpɑ sə-)

adj.
1. not allowing passage: impassable roads.
2. unable to be surmounted.
im•pass`a•bil′i•ty, im•pass′a•ble•ness, n.
im•pass′a•bly, adv.
impassible, impassable - Impassible is incapable of feeling or suffering; impassable is not capable of being passed.
See also related terms for incapable.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.impassable - incapable of being passed
passable - able to be passed or traversed or crossed; "the road is passable"

impassable

adjective blocked, closed, obstructed, impenetrable, unnavigable Many minor roads in the south remained impassable today.

impassable

adjective
Incapable of being negotiated or overcome:
Translations
غير مُمكِن اجْتِيازُه، غَيْر سالِك
infranquejable
nesjízdný
ufremkommelig
járhatatlan
ófær
nepraeinamasnepravažiuojamas
necaurejamsneizbraucamsnepārvarams
nezjazdný
geçilemezgeçit vermez

impassable

[ɪmˈpɑːsəbl] ADJ [road] → intransitable; [barrier, river] → infranqueable

impassable

[ɪmˈpɑːsəbəl] adj [road] → impraticable

impassable

adjunpassierbar

impassable

[ɪmˈpɑːsəbl] adj (road, mountain pass) → intransitabile, impraticabile; (barrier) → insuperabile; (river) → non attraversabile

impassable

(imˈpaːsəbl) adjective
not able to be passed through or travelled along. The road is impassable because of flooding.
References in classic literature ?
But the way was rugged, broken, and in spots nearly impassable.
The barrier betwixt him- self and brother he considered impassable.
He wished the road might be impassable, that he might be able to keep them all at Randalls; and with the utmost goodwill was sure that accommodation might be found for every body, calling on his wife to agree with him, that with a little contrivance, every body might be lodged, which she hardly knew how to do, from the consciousness of there being but two spare rooms in the house.
During January, February, and part of March, the deep snows, and, after their melting, the almost impassable roads, prevented our stirring beyond the garden walls, except to go to church; but within these limits we had to pass an hour every day in the open air.
Oh, these bleak winds and bitter northern skies, and impassable roads, and dilatory country surgeons
My last supplication of all, is this; and with it, I will relieve you of a visitor with whom I well know you have nothing in unison, and between whom and you there is an impassable space.
Look now on yonder mountain, the mountain of ghosts and wolves--unknown, impassable, save to me and one other: that is my answer.
But least the difficultie of passing back Stay his returne perhaps over this Gulfe Impassable, impervious, let us try Adventrous work, yet to thy power and mine Not unagreeable, to found a path Over this Maine from Hell to that new World Where Satan now prevailes, a Monument Of merit high to all th' infernal Host, Easing thir passage hence, for intercourse, Or transmigration, as thir lot shall lead.
The kingdom is a peninsula, terminated to the north-east by a ridge of mountains thirty miles high, which are altogether impassable, by reason of the volcanoes upon the tops: neither do the most learned know what sort of mortals inhabit beyond those mountains, or whether they be inhabited at all.
Having provided everything necessary for our journey, such as Arabian habits, and red caps, calicoes, and other trifles to make presents of to the inhabitants, and taking leave of our friends, as men going to a speedy death, for we were not insensible of the dangers we were likely to encounter, amongst horrid deserts, impassable mountains, and barbarous nations, we left Goa on the 26th day of January in the year 1624, in a Portuguese galliot that was ordered to set us ashore at Pate, where we landed without any disaster in eleven days, together with a young Abyssin, whom we made use of as our interpreter.
We cannot remove our respective sections from each other, nor build an impassable wall between them.
There were low rambling buildings of concrete barred with heavy impassable doors, and no amount of hammering and hallooing brought any response.