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abyssal

(adjective) Of or relating to the great depths of the oceans.

Synonyms: abysmal, unfathomable

Usage: The crew was put on full alert as the submarine reached the abyssal depths of the ocean.
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abyssal
Definition: (adjective) Of or relating to the great depths of the oceans.
Synonyms: abysmal, unfathomable
Usage: The crew was put on full alert as the submarine reached the abyssal depths of the ocean.
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abyssal

Definition: (adjective) Of or relating to the great depths of the oceans.
Synonyms: abysmal, unfathomable
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a·bys·sal (ə-bĭs′əl)
adj.
1. Abysmal; unfathomable.
2. Of or relating to the great depths of the oceans.
3. Of or relating to the region of the ocean bottom between the bathyal and hadal zones, from depths of approximately 2,000 to 6,000 meters (6,500 to 20,000 feet).
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
abyssal (əˈbɪsəl)
adj
1. (Physical Geography) of or belonging to the ocean depths, esp below 2000 metres (6500 feet): abyssal zone.
2. (Geological Science) geology another word for plutonic
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a•byss•al (əˈbɪs əl)

adj.
1. of or like an abyss; immeasurable; unfathomable.
2. of or pertaining to the biogeographic zone of the ocean bottom between the bathyal and hadal zones, from depths of approximately 13,000 to 21,000 ft. (4000 to 6500 m).
[1685–95; < Medieval Latin]
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Adj. 1. abyssal - relating to ocean depths from 2000 to 5000 metersabyssal - relating to ocean depths from 2000 to 5000 meters
2. abyssal - resembling an abyss in depth; so deep as to be unmeasurable; "the abyssal depths of the ocean"
abysmal, unfathomable
deep - having great spatial extension or penetration downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or laterally or outward from a center; sometimes used in combination; "a deep well"; "a deep dive"; "deep water"; "a deep casserole"; "a deep gash"; "deep massage"; "deep pressure receptors in muscles"; "deep shelves"; "a deep closet"; "surrounded by a deep yard"; "hit the ball to deep center field"; "in deep space"; "waist-deep"
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abysmal, cavernous, gaping, yawning.
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I see unfathomable as a synonym to abyssal - which it is ,

However there is slight historical difference. Fathomable refers to the rope used for depth-sounding ( before the sonar was invented), and the length was measured in fathoms - an anthropomorphic measurement: the length between the fingertips when a grown man stretches out, and standardised to 180cm
The length of the rope was in usually limited to 100 fathoms, thus one could not measure deeper than 180m sub-sea, which then was set as the limit of the continental shelf.

Unfathomable therefore meant something that was deep beyond measurement, while abyssal was just deep
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