Definition of inaccessible adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɪnækˈsesəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪnækˈsesəbl//
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difficult or impossible to reach or to get They live in a remote area, inaccessible except by car. Dirt can collect in inaccessible places. inaccessible to somebody/something The temple is now inaccessible to the public. The human brain was thought to be inaccessible to experimental investigation. (figurative) The language of teenagers is often completely inaccessible to (= not understood by) adults. opposite accessible Word Originlate Middle English: from French, or from late Latin inaccessibilis, from in- ‘not’ + accessibilis (from Latin access- ‘approached’, from the verb accedere, from ad- ‘to’ + cedere ‘give way, yield’).Extra examples The hall is inaccessible to wheelchair users. The mouth of the river proved inaccessible. areas inaccessible by road
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