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Meaning of impasse

im•passe

Pronunciation: (im'pas, im-pas'), [key]
— n.
  1. a position or situation from which there is no escape; deadlock.
  2. a road or way that has no outlet; cul-de-sac.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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