irretrievable

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adjective ir·re·triev·able \ˌir-i-ˈtrē-və-bəl\

Definition of irretrievable

  1. :  not retrievable :  impossible to regain or recover

irretrievability

play \-ˌtrē-və-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

irretrievably

play \ˌir-i-ˈtrē-və-blē\ adverb

Examples of irretrievable in a sentence

  1. The data was irretrievable after the computer crashed.

  2. the irretrievable breakdown of a marriage

1702

First Known Use of irretrievable

1702


IRRETRIEVABLE Defined for English Language Learners

irretrievable

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adjective ir·re·triev·able \ˌir-i-ˈtrē-və-bəl\

Definition of irretrievable for English Language Learners

  • : impossible to recover or get back


IRRETRIEVABLE Defined for Kids

irretrievable

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adjective ir·re·triev·able \ˌir-i-ˈtrē-və-bəl\

Definition of irretrievable for Students

  1. :  impossible to get back <The lost data is irretrievable.>

irretrievably

\-blē\ adverb


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