ir·​re·​me·​di·​a·​ble | \ ˌir-i-ˈmē-dē-ə-bəl How to pronounce irremediable (audio) \

Definition of irremediable

: not remediable an irremediable error also : incurable

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Other Words from irremediable

irremediableness noun
irremediably \ ˌir-​i-​ˈmē-​dē-​ə-​blē How to pronounce irremediable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of irremediable in a Sentence

There was an irremediable split between the two sides of the family. the firm belief that no juvenile delinquent is irremediable
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First Known Use of irremediable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for irremediable

Middle English, from Latin irremediabilis, from in- + remediabilis remediable

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“Irremediable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of irremediable

formal : not able to be repaired or corrected


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Medical Definition of irremediable

: impossible to remedy or cure


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Legal Definition of irremediable

: impossible to remedy, correct, or redress irremediable harm irremediable conduct

Other Words from irremediable

irremediably adverb

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