impassable

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impassable

impossible to travel over or across: The swollen river was impassable.
Not to be confused with:
impassible – incapable of feeling pain; incapable of emotion: He seemed impassible in spite of the severity of his injuries.

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 ?
"First we must disprove its impassability," I replied.
The terrain factor (TF) [9] is defined by the impact of terrain relief ([L.sub.TR], see table 2), ground soil ([L.sub.GS], see table 6) and plant cover ([L.sub.PC], see table 2) on the troop's combat activities (observation, fire execution, concealment and preservation, impassability and diggings):
Swiftness in action to extinguish extensive fire, high record of wildfire in Iran's forests and impassability of the country's grasslands and jungles are stated among the reasons why the system has been designed and manufactured.
only such "equality in poverty" that set aside Russia to the times of rushlight, impassability and barter economy....
The sense of impassability it transmits is reinforced by the fact that it is wider than it is tall, which confers on the house an air of heaviness and motionlessness.
Due to the closure of the boundaries of the subcontinent or impassability of its North and North West, communications and Conditions of residents of subcontinent between Mesopotamia and Iran were of great importance and necessity.
The theological debate here is between what is called the divine impassability (the Greek and Roman Catholic view) and "theo-passionism" (the Lutheran and Hegelian view).
Doctors and biomedical services tend to be concentrated in larger cities with greater economic resources and public infrastructure; remote location, poor public transportation infrastructure, cost of travel, and frequent impassability of roads due to inclement weather make distances to the closest public health center or public hospital major obstacles--especially to poor households without a motorized vehicle (32, 33).
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