ir·​re·​claim·​able | \ ˌir-i-ˈklā-mə-bəl How to pronounce irreclaimable (audio) \

Definition of irreclaimable

: incapable of being reclaimed

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irreclaimably \ ˌir-​i-​ˈklā-​mə-​blē How to pronounce irreclaimable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of irreclaimable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Holocaust is irreclaimable; not even Eichmann’s show trial could help that. Andrew Koenig, National Review, "Eichmann Revisited," 9 Sep. 2017 The Holocaust is irreclaimable Andrew Koenig, National Review, "Eichmann Revisited," 9 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of irreclaimable

1662, in the meaning defined above

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“Irreclaimable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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