#WordOfTheDay : #IMPENETRABLE

Definition of IMPENETRABLE

im·pen·e·tra·ble

1 a : incapable of being penetrated or pierced b : inaccessible to knowledge, reason, or sympathy : impervious
2: incapable of being comprehended : inscrutable
im·pen·e·tra·bly \-blē\ adverb

Examples of IMPENETRABLE

  1. The fort’s defenses were thought to be impenetrable.
  2. <the ancient temple was surrounded by vast stretches of impenetrable jungle>
  3. The fort’s defenses  & ancient temple were surrounded by vast stretches thought to be impenetrable.

Origin of IMPENETRABLE

Middle English impenetrabel, from Middle French impenetrable, from Latin impenetrabilis, from in- + penetrabilis penetrable

First Known Use: 15th century
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