irreversible


ir·re·vers·ible

adjective \ˌir-i-ˈvər-sə-bəl\

: impossible to change back to a previous condition or state

Full Definition of IRREVERSIBLE

:  not reversible
ir·re·vers·ibil·i·ty \-ˌvər-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
ir·re·vers·ibly \-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.

First Known Use of IRREVERSIBLE

1630

Rhymes with IRREVERSIBLE

ir·re·vers·ible

adjective \ˌir-i-ˈvər-sə-bəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of IRREVERSIBLE

: incapable of being reversed : not reversible <an irreversible medical procedure>: as a : impossible to make run or take place backward <irreversible chemical syntheses> b of a colloid : incapable of undergoing transformation from sol to gel or vice versa c of a pathological process : of such severity that recovery is impossible <irreversible brain damage>
ir·re·vers·ibil·i·ty \-ˌvər-sə-ˈbil-ət-ē\ noun, plural ir·re·vers·ibil·i·ties
ir·re·vers·ibly \-ˈvər-sə-blē\ adverb

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