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[in-ik-spuhg-nuh-buh l] /ˌɪn ɪkˈspʌg nə bəl/

incapable of being taken by force; impregnable; unconquerable.
a rare word for impregnable1

late 15c., from Latin inexpugnabilis “not to be taken by assault,” from in- “not” (see in- (1) + expuglabilis, from expugnare (see expugn).


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