Impregnable



[im-preg-nuh-buh l] /ɪmˈprɛg nə bəl/

adjective
1.
strong enough to resist or withstand attack; not to be taken by force, unconquerable:
an impregnable fort.
2.
not to be overcome or overthrown:
an impregnable argument.
[im-preg-nuh-buh l] /ɪmˈprɛg nə bəl/
adjective
1.
susceptible to , as an egg.
/ɪmˈprɛɡnəbəl/
adjective
1.
unable to be broken into or taken by force: an impregnable castle
2.
unable to be shaken or overcome: impregnable self-confidence
3.
incapable of being refuted: an impregnable argument
/ɪmˈprɛɡnəbəl/
adjective
1.
able to be impregnated; fertile
adj.

early 15c., imprenable “impossible to capture,” from Middle French imprenable “invulnerable,” from assimilated form of in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + Old French prenable “assailable, vulnerable” (see pregnable). With intrusive -g- 16c., on model of deign, reign, etc. Related: Impregnability.

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