adverb see impregnable

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  • impregnably — impregnable ► ADJECTIVE 1) unable to be captured or broken into. 2) unable to be overcome. DERIVATIVES impregnability noun impregnably adverb. ORIGIN Old French imprenable, from in not + prendre take …   English terms dictionary

  • impregnably — adverb in an impregnable manner the sight of that bland, impregnably righteous face has been enough to make their blood run cold • Derived from adjective: ↑impregnable …   Useful english dictionary

  • Impregnably — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impregnably — See impregnable1. * * * …   Universalium

  • impregnably — adverb In an impregnable manner; in a manner to defy attack …   Wiktionary

  • impregnably — adv. invincibly, unconquerably; incontestably, indisputably …   English contemporary dictionary

  • impregnably — im·pregnably …   English syllables

  • impregnable — adjective Etymology: Middle English imprenable, from Middle French, from in + prenable vulnerable to capture, from prendre to take more at prize Date: 15th century 1. incapable of being taken by assault ; unconquerable < an impregnable fortress > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Sivagamiyin sabadham — Sivagamiyin sabatham ( The vow of Sivagami mdash; சிவகாமியின் சபதம் in Tamil) is a Tamil historical novel written by Kalki in 1944. Believed by some to be one of the first historical novels in Tamil it was originally serialized in the weekly… …   Wikipedia

  • Puffy (mascot) — Puffy is the mascot of the free operating system OpenBSD. Puffy is a porcupinefish, which is used to signify the intention of the developers to make an impregnably secure operating system.Puffy is also the mascot of the child projects of OpenBSD …   Wikipedia

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