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irreversible

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adjective ir·re·vers·ible \ˌir-i-ˈvər-sə-bəl\

Simple Definition of irreversible

  • : impossible to change back to a previous condition or state

Full Definition of irreversible

  1. :  not reversible

ir·re·vers·ibil·i·ty play \-ˌvər-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
ir·re·vers·ibly play \-ˈvər-sə-blē\ adverb

Examples of irreversible

  1. He suffered an irreversible loss of vision.

  2. The crisis has done irreversible harm to the countries' relations.



1630

First Known Use of irreversible

1630

Rhymes with irreversible


Medical Dictionary

irreversible

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adjective ir·re·vers·ible \ˌir-i-ˈvər-sə-bəl\

Medical Definition of irreversible

  1. :  incapable of being reversed :  not reversible <an irreversible medical procedure>: asa:  impossible to make run or take place backward <irreversible chemical syntheses>bof a colloid :  incapable of undergoing transformation from sol to gel or vice versacof a pathological process :  of such severity that recovery is impossible <irreversible brain damage>

  2. ir·re·vers·ibil·i·ty \-ˌvər-sə-ˈbil-ət-ē\play noun, plural ir·re·vers·ibil·i·ties
    ir·re·vers·ibly \-ˈvər-sə-blē\play adverb





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