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  • adj. That cannot be got at; inaccessible.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not accessible; not to be reached or got at.

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

  • adj. difficult to reach or attain


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un- +‎ get at +‎ -able


  • Becky and Peter were provided with a sort of jailer, whose business it also was to give all the young people their meals, and their mother seemed utterly ungetatable.

    Queensland Cousins

  • It occurred to Eustace that if anything did happen -- anything needing immediate action -- Robertson was very far away and ungetatable.

    Queensland Cousins

  • The best way to clean the work is to soak it in a strong "lye" of hot potash, when the softened enamel can be wiped or brushed off -- this latter method being pursued in the more intricate and ungetatable portions of the work.

    Handbook on Japanning: 2nd Edition For Ironware, Tinware, Wood, Etc. With Sections on Tinplating and Galvanizing

  • Bellward had escaped, that the Chief was out of town for the night and ungetatable, and that he (Matthews) had come down on his own to prevent the gaff being blown on you and also to recapture Mr. Bellward if he should be mad enough to make for his old quarters.

    Okewood of the Secret Service

  • I do know it seemed incredibly strong, big, heavy, ungetatable.

    Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man

  • A plague on Captain Vauvenarde for running away from his wife; for giving up the army; for not letting me know whether he is alive or dead; for being, I'll warrant him, in the most uncomfortable and ungetatable spot on the globe.

    Simon the Jester

  • But at night no such occasion would arise, and they were therefore ungetatable and outside the lions’ den.



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