irreversible

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adjective ir·re·vers·ible \ˌir-i-ˈvər-sə-bəl\

Definition of irreversible

  1. :  not reversible

irreversibility

play \ˌir-i-ˌvər-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

irreversibly

play \ˌir-i-ˈvər-sə-blē\ adverb

Examples of irreversible in a Sentence

  1. He suffered an irreversible loss of vision.

  2. The crisis has done irreversible harm to the countries' relations.

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First Known Use of irreversible

1630


IRREVERSIBLE Defined for English Language Learners

irreversible

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Definition of irreversible for English Language Learners

  • : impossible to change back to a previous condition or state


IRREVERSIBLE Defined for Kids

irreversible

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adjective ir·re·vers·i·ble \ˌir-i-ˈvər-sə-bəl\

Definition of irreversible for Students

  1. :  impossible to change back to a previous condition :  impossible to reverse irreversible harm


Medical Dictionary

irreversible

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adjective ir·re·vers·ible \ˌir-i-ˈvər-sə-bəl\

Medical Definition of irreversible

  1. :  incapable of being reversed :  not reversible an irreversible medical procedure: asa:  impossible to make run or take place backward irreversible chemical synthesesbof a colloid :  incapable of undergoing transformation from sol to gel or vice versacof a pathological process :  of such severity that recovery is impossible irreversible brain damage

irreversibility

\-ˌvər-sə-ˈbil-ət-ē\play noun plural

irreversibilities

irreversibly

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Law Dictionary

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adjective ir·re·ver·si·ble \ˌir-rə-ˈvər-sə-bəl\

Legal Definition of irreversible

  1. :  not reversible an irreversible decision



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