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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 im·passe /ˈɪmˌpæs, ɪmˈ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·passe n.  An impassable road or way; a  blind alley; cul-de-sac; fig., a position or predicament affording no escape.
    The issue from the present impasse will, in all probability, proceed from below, not from above.    --Arnold White.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a situation in which no progress can be made or no
           advancement is possible; "reached an impasse on the
           negotiations" [syn: deadlock, dead end, stalemate,
      2: a street with only one way in or out [syn: blind alley, cul
         de sac, dead-end street]