irrecoverable

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adjective ir·re·cov·er·able \ ˌir-i-ˈkəv-rə-bəl , -ˈkə-və- \

Definition of irrecoverable

:not capable of being recovered or rectified :irreparable
  • an irrecoverable loss

irrecoverableness

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irrecoverably

play \ˌir-i-ˈkəv-rə-blē, -ˈkə-və-\ adverb

Examples of irrecoverable in a Sentence

  1. unfortunately, he was destined to live out his days as an irrecoverable alcoholic

  2. one computer file proved to be irrecoverable after the crash

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First Known Use of irrecoverable

15th century


IRRECOVERABLE Defined for English Language Learners

irrecoverable

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Definition of irrecoverable for English Language Learners

  • : impossible to recover or get back



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