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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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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Cite this Entry

“Nonreversible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonreversible. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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