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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of irreversible

  1. :  not reversible

irreversibility

play \-ˌvər-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

irreversibly

play \-ˈvər-sə-blē\ adverb

Examples of irreversible in a sentence

  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


IRREVERSIBLE Defined for Kids

irreversible

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

Definition of irreversible for Students

  1. :  impossible to change back to a previous condition :  impossible to reverse <irreversible harm>




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>

irreversibility

\-ˌvər-sə-ˈbil-ət-ē\play noun plural

irreversibilities

irreversibly

\-ˈvər-sə-blē\play adverb



Law Dictionary

irreversible

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adjective ir·re·ver·si·ble \ˌir-rə-ˈvər-sə-bəl\

Legal Definition of irreversible

  1. :  not reversible <an irreversible decision>





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