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Meaning of IMPREGNABLE

Pronunciation:  im'pregnubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  impossible to take by storm
  2. [adj]  able to withstand attack; "an impregnable fortress"; "fortifications that made the frontier inviolable"
 

IMPREGNABLE is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: inexpugnable, inviolable, invulnerable, secure, strong, unassailable, unattackable, unconquerable
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Im*preg"na*ble\, a. [F. imprenable; pref. im- not +
    prenable pregnable, fr. prendre to take, L. prehendere. See
    {Comprehend}, {Get} to obtain.]
    Not to be stormed, or taken by assault; incapable of being
    subdued; able to resist attack; unconquerable; as, an
    impregnable fortress; impregnable virtue.
    
          The man's affection remains wholly unconcerned and
          impregnable.                             --South.
    -- {Im*preg"na*ble*ness}, n. -- {Im*preg"na*bly}, adv.
    
    
  2. \Im*preg"na*ble\, a. [See Impregnate.] (Biol.)
    Capable of being impregnated, as the egg of an animal, or the
    ovule of a plant.
    
    
 
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