Examples of irreversible in a Sentence
He suffered an irreversible loss of vision.
The crisis has done irreversible harm to the countries' relations.
Recent Examples of irreversible from the Web
That’s especially the case now that economic momentum for renewable energy appears to be irreversible.
The decline of psychoanalytic authority among mental health professionals may be irreversible.
That’s the upper limit scientists have set to keep climate change from hitting an irreversible tipping point, unleashing catastrophic floods, droughts and storms.
That is the point at which scientists say the planet will tip into a future of irreversible rising seas and melting ice sheets.
Yet the mind perceives time as an irreversible stream, moving from past to future, experienced in the present.
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First Known Use of irreversible
IRREVERSIBLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of irreversible for English Language Learners
: impossible to change back to a previous condition or state
IRREVERSIBLE Defined for Kids
Definition of irreversible for Students
: impossible to change back to a previous condition : impossible to reverse irreversible harm
Medical Definition of irreversible
: 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
Legal Definition of irreversible
: not reversible an irreversible decision
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