from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. not navigable; impossible to sail through
  • adj. that cannot be used for any reason.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not navigable; incapable of being navigated; that may not be sailed on.

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

  • adj. incapable of being navigated


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  • On either hand they confront the naked poles, and they recoil from unnavigable space to an intenser struggle among themselves.

    The Shrinkage of the Planet

  • Many of you have seen the open road of your life become a narrow, unnavigable little path into a darkness you don't want to go.

    John Shore: An Open Letter From the Heart of OWS: "We ARE the Message"

  • Himself, my brainy-sweet husband, in dull shock, his mind maneuvering an unnavigable new reality.

    Anne Vitiello: When Crisis Deepens the Divide

  • Turns out, the roads are nearly unnavigable, so if a teacher doesn't have a four-wheel drive jeep or a motorcycle, s/he can't make it to the school.

    Jan Phillips: Being a Light in the World

  • February 14, 2008 at 11: 37 pm thank the baby jesus. all those “other” sites (or at least the ones i found) were i mighta just made up a new word. anyway, yay for tom welling prime punches and a bat-dickness level of 10! they have ushered in the new era of major spoilage! now if you could just tell us who the Legion REALLY has in those lightning rods???

    Meet the New Site, Same as the Old Site | Major Spoilers - Comic Book Reviews and News

  • When the one chair in the room was at its usual place before the table, the canal was unnavigable.

    Chapter 23

  • The stretch of water between the head of the Box Canon and the foot of the White Horse Rapids was unnavigable for steamboats, and passengers were transhipped at that point, walking around the rapids from one steamboat to the other.


  • I am reminded instantly of the millions of people worldwide who forgo lifesaving health care everyday because they cannot afford transportation costs, or because roads are unnavigable.

    Kate Otto: Cory Booker's Blizzard: A Prediction for Global Health Prosperity in 2011

  • Most of India's roads are narrow, not fit for carrying large loads over long distances, and often unnavigable.

    Paving The Way For India's Economic March

  • I couldn't find the actual toy on Karten's site, because, like so many "designers," they've designed and unnavigable unlinkable mess of Flash instead of a real website.

    Boing Boing


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