ir·​re·​claim·​able ˌir-i-ˈklā-mə-bəl How to pronounce irreclaimable (audio)
: incapable of being reclaimed
irreclaimably 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, 9 Sep. 2017 The Holocaust is irreclaimable Andrew Koenig, National Review, 9 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1662, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of irreclaimable was in 1662

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“Irreclaimable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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