irreparable

adjective
ir·​rep·​a·​ra·​ble | \ i-ˈre-p(ə-)rə-bəl How to pronounce irreparable (audio) , ˌi(r)- also nonstandard ˌir-(r)ə-ˈper-ə-bəl How to pronounce irreparable (audio) \

Definition of irreparable

: not reparable : irremediable irreparable damage

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irreparableness noun
irreparably \ i-​ˈre-​p(ə-​)rə-​blē How to pronounce irreparably (audio) , ˌi(r)-​ also nonstandard  ˌir-​(r)ə-​ˈper-​ə-​blē \ adverb

Examples of irreparable in a Sentence

The oil spill did irreparable harm to the bay. The damage to their relationship was irreparable.

First Known Use of irreparable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for irreparable

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin irreparabilis, from in- + reparabilis reparable

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irreparable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of irreparable

formal : too bad to be corrected or repaired

irreparable

adjective
ir·​rep·​a·​ra·​ble | \ i-ˈre-pə-rə-bəl How to pronounce irreparable (audio) \

Kids Definition of irreparable

: impossible to get back or to make right A storm did irreparable damage to the beach.

Other Words from irreparable

irreparably \ -​blē \ adverb

irreparable

adjective
ir·​rep·​a·​ra·​ble | \ i-ˈre-pə-rə-bəl, -prə-bəl How to pronounce irreparable (audio) \

Legal Definition of irreparable

: impossible to repair, remedy, or undo

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irreparably adverb

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