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impenetrability

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The quality or condition of being impenetrable.
  • n. The inability of two bodies to occupy the same space at the same time.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The characteristic of being impenetrable; invulnerability.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Quality of being impenetrable.
  • n. That property in virtue of which two portions of matter can not at the same time occupy the same portion of space.
  • n. Insusceptibility of intellectual or emotional impression; obtuseness; stupidity; coldness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character or condition of being impenetrable; incapability of being penetrated, in any sense of that word.
  • n. In physics, specifically, that property of matter which prevents two bodies from occupying the same space at the same time; that property of matter by which it excludes all other matter from the space it occupies.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being impenetrable (by people or light or missiles etc.)
  • n. incomprehensibility by virtue of being too dense to understand

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  • 'Alice was too much puzzled to say anything, so after a minute Humpty Dumpty began again. "They've a temper, some of them— particularly verbs, they're the proudest—adjectives you can do anything with, but not verbs—however, I can manage the whole lot of them! Impenetrability! That's what I say!"

    "Would you tell me, please," said Alice "what that means?"

    "Now you talk like a reasonable child," said Humpty Dumpty, looking very much pleased. "I meant by 'impenetrability' that we've had enough of that subject, and it would be just as well if you'd mention what you mean to do next, as I suppose you don't mean to stop here all the rest of your life."

    "That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone.

    "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."'

    July 18, 2008