Simple Definition of irreversible
: impossible to change back to a previous condition or state
Examples of irreversible in a sentence
He suffered an irreversible loss of vision.
The crisis has done irreversible harm to the countries' relations.
First Known Use of irreversible
IRREVERSIBLE Defined for Kids
Definition of irreversible for Students
: impossible to change back to a previous condition : impossible to reverse <irreversible harm>
Medical Definition of irreversible
: 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>
irreversibility\-ˌvər-sə-ˈbil-ət-ē\play noun plural
Legal Definition of irreversible
: not reversible <an irreversible decision>
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