Definition of beyond retrieval
1 : not able to be brought back The old data is now beyond retrieval.
2 : not able to be corrected, cured, or saved The patient may be beyond retrieval. The situation is beyond retrieval.
Word by Word Definitions
: on or to the farther side : farther
: in addition : besides
: on or to the farther side of : at a greater distance than
: out of the reach or sphere (see 1sphere 4b) of
: in a degree or amount surpassing
: something that lies on or to the farther side : something that lies beyond (see 1beyond 1)
: something that lies outside the scope of ordinary experience
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