nonreversible

adjective

non·​re·​vers·​ible ˌnän-ri-ˈvər-sə-bəl How to pronounce nonreversible (audio)
: not capable of being reversed
a nonreversible operation
nonreversible medical conditions

Examples of nonreversible in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the Alzheimer's Association and the Mayo Clinic, other forms of nonreversible dementia include: Vascular dementia, which is caused when blood vessels to the brain are damaged. Ken Alltucker, USA TODAY, 30 May 2023 The cost of mediation increases transaction costs, limiting the minimum practical transaction size and cutting off the possibility for small casual transactions, and there is a broader cost in the loss of ability to make non-reversible payments for nonreversible services. Daniel Tenreiro, National Review, 15 Apr. 2021 Unlike credit-card transactions, transactions for bitcoin and other digital assets are nonreversible, given the nature of the technology. Paul Vigna, WSJ, 18 Jan. 2022 Many here refuse to believe that the CAS decision is nonreversible, and others cling to the thin hope that FIFA will issue some sort of late pardon. Andrea Zarate, New York Times, 21 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonreversible was in 1856

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“Nonreversible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonreversible. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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