irreparable

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adjective ir·rep·a·ra·ble \i-ˈre-p(ə-)rə-bəl, ˌi(r)- also ÷ˌir-(r)ə-ˈper-ə-bəl\

Definition of irreparable

  1. :  not reparable :  irremediable irreparable damage

irreparableness

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irreparably

play \i-ˈre-p(ə-)rə-blē, ˌi(r)- also ÷ˌir-(r)ə-ˈper-ə-blē\ adverb

Examples of irreparable in a Sentence

  1. The oil spill did irreparable harm to the bay.

  2. The damage to their relationship was irreparable.

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Origin and Etymology of irreparable

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


IRREPARABLE Defined for English Language Learners

irreparable

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Definition of irreparable for English Language Learners

  • : too bad to be corrected or repaired


IRREPARABLE Defined for Kids

irreparable

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adjective ir·rep·a·ra·ble \i-ˈre-pə-rə-bəl\

Definition of irreparable for Students

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

irreparably

\-blē\ adverb

Law Dictionary

irreparable

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adjective ir·rep·a·ra·ble \i-ˈre-pə-rə-bəl, -prə-bəl\

Legal Definition of irreparable

  1. :  impossible to repair, remedy, or undo

irreparably

adverb


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