adjective \ˌir-i-ˈkəv-rə-bəl, -ˈkə-və-\

: impossible to recover or get back

Full Definition of IRRECOVERABLE

:  not capable of being recovered or rectified :  irreparable <an irrecoverable loss>
ir·re·cov·er·able·ness noun
ir·re·cov·er·ably \-blē\ adverb


  1. <unfortunately, he was destined to live out his days as an irrecoverable alcoholic>
  2. <one computer file proved to be irrecoverable after the crash>

First Known Use of IRRECOVERABLE

15th century


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