Adjective "impassable" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Impossible to travel along or over.
  1. 'Some of the roads remain impassable because they are covered with water.'
  2. 'In many cases that seems to be an impassable barrier.'
  3. 'The fine weather helped to bring out the crowds and the street was almost impassable to traffic as people flocked the road and footpaths.'
  4. 'A few lived in adjoining counties and also were unable to travel due to flooded and impassable roads.'
  5. 'A secondary school in Trowbridge was forced to close on Wednesday when flash floods left corridors impassable.'
  6. 'I know my age has thrown up an impassable block in our road together.'
  7. 'The rarity of paragraphs and unbearably long sentences also add to this constraint; the page is an impassable, unending block.'
  8. 'There it will be crushed to form an aggregate base to repair a 6km section of track that has become deeply rutted and virtually impassable.'
  9. 'We are not prepared for snow (though we should be) so airports shut down and ungritted roads become lethal or impassable.'
  10. 'For the secret of all Austrian music is that there is no impassable barrier between the music of the people and ‘culture’.'


1. not passable; not allowing passage over, through, along, etc.: Heavy snow made the roads impassable.

2. unable to be surmounted: an impassable obstacle to further negotiations.

3. (of currency) unable to be circulated: He tore the bill in half, making it impassable.

More examples(as adjective)

"roads can be impassable for stretches."

"links can be impassable as highways."

"links can be impassable as bridges."

"rivers can be impassable for vehicles."

"tracks can be impassable for camels."

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