[ UK /ʌnnˈæva‍ɪd‍ʒəbə‍l/ ]
  1. incapable of being navigated
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How To Use unnavigable In A Sentence

  • And rural migrants took up bamboo poles and skeins of rope to join the so-called "stick-stick army" of porters, looking to haul bags of groceries or sacks of concrete mix along unnavigable inclines.
  • Public policy is becoming increasingly reliant on scientific findings, but the differences in the way policy makers and scientists think, communicate, and approach a problem can often create an unnavigable gulf.
  • By the mid-20th century, many were in such disrepair that they were unnavigable. Times, Sunday Times
  • Roads have become unmotorable, traffic unnavigable, and the state government, unresponsive.
  • In response, Mr McCulla claimed the sizeable installations would threaten boats using nearby fishing grounds and render large areas of the Irish Sea unnavigable.
  • They became unnavigable either because of neglect or because dams were built for irrigation. Times, Sunday Times
  • With the firm supporting his move, Donahoe was able to show colleagues and clients that while his arrangement was unusual, it wasn't unnavigable.
  • ‘But if the Intracoastal Waterway becomes unnavigable, suddenly you're going to have half the recreational boaters that use it, say 8,000 boats, forced out into the ocean,’ said Smith who is also AIWA chairman.
  • "Pennywort is now choking the Long Pond to such a degree that parts of it are unnavigable and will soon become indistinguishable from the surrounding green fields.
  • The book is sprinkled with interesting asides, sometimes in footnotes (like one explaining why Africa's geography - its short, shallow coastlines and unnavigable rivers - helps explain ‘the Dark Continent's ‘underdevelopment).’
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