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irretrievable

adjective ir·re·triev·able \ˌir-i-ˈtrē-və-bəl\

: impossible to recover or get back

Full Definition of IRRETRIEVABLE

:  not retrievable :  impossible to regain or recover
ir·re·triev·abil·i·ty \-ˌtrē-və-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
ir·re·triev·ably \ˌir-i-ˈtrē-və-blē\ adverb
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Examples of IRRETRIEVABLE

  1. The data was irretrievable after the computer crashed.
  2. the irretrievable breakdown of a marriage

First Known Use of IRRETRIEVABLE

1702
IRRETRIEVABILITY Defined for Kids

irretrievable

adjective ir·re·triev·able \ˌir-i-ˈtrē-və-bəl\

Definition of IRRETRIEVABLE for Kids

:  impossible to get back <The lost data is irretrievable.>
ir·re·triev·ably \-blē\ adverb

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