Impregnable Im*preg"na*ble, a. [F. imprenable; pref. im- not + prenable pregnable, fr. prendre to take, L. prehendere. See {Comprehend}, {Get} to obtain.] Not to be stormed, or taken by assault; incapable of being subdued; able to resist attack; unconquerable; as, an impregnable fortress; impregnable virtue. [1913 Webster]

The man's affection remains wholly unconcerned and impregnable. --South. -- {Im*preg"na*ble*ness}, n. -- {Im*preg"na*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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