irremediable

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adjective ir·re·me·di·a·ble \ˌir-i-ˈmē-dē-ə-bəl\

Definition of irremediable

  1. :  not remediable <an irremediable error>; also :  incurable

irremediableness

noun

irremediably

play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of irremediable in a sentence

  1. There was an irremediable split between the two sides of the family.

  2. <the firm belief that no juvenile delinquent is irremediable>

Origin and Etymology of irremediable

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


First Known Use: 15th century


IRREMEDIABLE Defined for English Language Learners

irremediable

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adjective ir·re·me·di·a·ble \ˌir-i-ˈmē-dē-ə-bəl\

Definition of irremediable for English Language Learners

  • : not able to be repaired or corrected


Medical Dictionary

irremediable

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adjective ir·re·me·di·a·ble \ˌir-i-ˈmēd-ē-ə-bəl\

Medical Definition of irremediable

  1. :  impossible to remedy or cure


Law Dictionary

irremediable

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adjective ir·re·me·di·a·ble \ˌir-rə-ˈmē-dē-ə-bəl\

Legal Definition of irremediable

  1. :  impossible to remedy, correct, or redress <irremediable harm> <irremediable conduct>

irremediably

adverb


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