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irreparable

adjective ir·rep·a·ra·ble \i-ˈre-p(ə-)rə-bəl, ˌi(r)- also ÷ˌir-(r)ə-ˈper-ə-bəl\

: too bad to be corrected or repaired

Full Definition of IRREPARABLE

:  not reparable :  irremediable <irreparable damage>
ir·rep·a·ra·ble·ness noun
ir·rep·a·ra·bly \-blē\ adverb

Examples of IRREPARABLE

  1. The oil spill did irreparable harm to the bay.
  2. The damage to their relationship was irreparable.

Origin of IRREPARABLE

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin irreparabilis, from in- + reparabilis reparable
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with IRREPARABLE

IRREPARABLE Defined for Kids

irreparable

adjective ir·rep·a·ra·ble \i-ˈre-pə-rə-bəl\

Definition of IRREPARABLE for Kids

:  impossible to get back or to make right <A storm did irreparable damage to the beach.>
ir·rep·a·ra·bly \-blē\ adverb

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