[ im-pur-vee-uhs ]
/ ɪmˈpɜr vi əs /
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not permitting penetration or passage; impenetrable: The coat is impervious to rain.
incapable of being injured or impaired: impervious to wear and tear.
incapable of being influenced, persuaded, or affected: impervious to reason; impervious to another's suffering.
OTHER WORDS FOR impervious
3 invulnerable, closed.
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Also im·per·vi·a·ble [im-pur-vee-uh-buhl]. /ɪmˈpɜr vi ə bəl/.
OTHER WORDS FROM imperviousim·per·vi·ous·ly, adverbim·per·vi·ous·ness, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH imperviousimpermeable, impervious
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How to use impervious in a sentence
It appears that young flirtations are impervious to global health crises.Teen romance in the age of covid: What parents need to know|Elizabeth Heubeck|January 6, 2021|Washington Post
Before Eliud Kipchoge was the greatest marathoner of all time, and somehow impervious to injury in this most grueling event, he was the 2003 world champion in the 5,000-meters.17-Year-Old Tierney Wolfgram's Meteoric Rise|Martin Fritz Huber|November 11, 2020|Outside Online
British Dictionary definitions for impervious
/ (ɪmˈpɜːvɪəs) /
not able to be penetrated, as by water, light, etc; impermeable
(often postpositive foll by to) not able to be influenced (by) or not receptive (to)impervious to argument
Derived forms of imperviousimperviously, adverbimperviousness, noun
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