[ US /ˌɪmˈpæsəbəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ɪmpˈɑːsəbə‍l/ ]
  1. incapable of being passed
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How To Use impassable In A Sentence

  • The avenue had never been paved, and deep mud made it impassable in winter.
  • The three rivers can become impassable after rain, and trampers usually traverse west to east, so that the river wades are predictable at the time of departure.
  • Back roads around Tollerton were almost impassable because of standing water and the only clear way in and out of the village was on the road to and from the A19.
  • The very roads that permit us to travel may be impassable barriers to other species.
  • The alternative route down the locks became virtually impassable as the locks were allowed to deteriorate.
  • Fortunately for us, we had made ourselves perfectly acquainted with the country the previous day, and instantly realized that escape by our right (as we faced Lucknow) was impossible, because of a huge impassable _jhil_. Forty-one years in India From Subaltern To Commander-In-Chief
  • Then finding no longer any refuge from inevitable captivity, except in the waters of the Elster, the brave prince had thrown himself into it without considering the impassable steepness of the opposite bank, and in a few moments he with his horse was ingulfed beneath the waves. Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon
  • The mountain roads are totally impassable to cars in winter.
  • Notwithstanding the ubiquity of the autocar, it is still a fact that between the man in the car and the man on foot is set an impassable gulf. A Tramp Through the Bret Harte Country
  • Bridges and roads were impassable in many eastern and southern areas. Times, Sunday Times
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