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inexpugnable

[in-ik-spuhg-nuh-buh l] /ˌɪn ɪkˈspʌg nə bəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being taken by force; impregnable; unconquerable.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin inexpugnābilis, equivalent to in- in-3 + expugnābilis (expugnā(re) to take by storm (ex- ex-1 + pugnāre to fight) + -bilis -ble)
Related forms
inexpugnability, inexpugnableness, noun
inexpugnably, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for in-expugnable

inexpugnable

/ˌɪnɪkˈspʌɡnəbəl/
adjective
1.
a rare word for impregnable1
Derived Forms
inexpugnability, inexpugnableness, noun
inexpugnably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for in-expugnable

inexpugnable

adj.

late 15c., from Latin inexpugnabilis "not to be taken by assault," from in- "not" (see in- (1) + expuglabilis, from expugnare (see expugn).

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