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Impenetrable meaning

impenetrable - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Incapable of being penetrated or pierced; not admitting the passage of other bodies; not to be entered; impervious; as, an impenetrable shield.
  2. 2. Having the property of preventing any other substance from occupying the same space at the same time.
  3. 3. Inaccessible, as to knowledge, reason, sympathy, etc.; unimpressible; not to be moved by arguments or motives; as, an impenetrable mind, or heart.
  4. 4. Impenetrability.
  5. 5. That can not be penetrated; not to be impressed.

impenetrable - examples of usage

  1. These were footed in jungle, which sometimes was quite impenetrable. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. Only an impenetrable ring of fire, no earth, no sky. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. And the fancy came to her that, as they sat side by side, hand in hand, she could hear the earth pouring from above to make a barrier between them, so that, as they sat, they were separated second by second by an impenetrable wall. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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