beyond retrieval

Definition of beyond retrieval

  1. 1 :  not able to be brought back The old data is now beyond retrieval.

  2. 2 :  not able to be corrected, cured, or saved The patient may be beyond retrieval. The situation is beyond retrieval.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  on or to the farther side :  farther

    :  in addition :  besides

  1. :  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

  1. :  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

    :  hereafter

  1. :  an act or process of retrieving

    :  possibility of being retrieved or of recovering

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