inaccessible

[in-uhk-ses-uh-buhl]
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Origin of inaccessible

From the Late Latin word inaccessibilis, dating back to 1545–55. See in-3, accessible
Related formsin·ac·ces·si·bil·i·ty, in·ac·ces·si·ble·ness, nounin·ac·ces·si·bly, adverb

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inaccessible

adjective
  1. not accessible; unapproachable
Derived Formsinaccessibility or inaccessibleness, nouninaccessibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inaccessible
adj.

early 15c., from Middle French inaccessible (14c.), from Late Latin inaccessibilis "unapproachable," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + accessibilis (see accessible). Related: Inaccessibly; inaccessibility. Earlier in same sense was unaccessible (c.1400).

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