non·​re·​vers·​ible | \ ˌnän-ri-ˈvər-sə-bəl How to pronounce nonreversible (audio) \

Definition of nonreversible

: not capable of being reversed a nonreversible operation nonreversible medical conditions

Examples of nonreversible in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Paolo Guerrero’s Fight to Reach World Cup Spurs Protests in Peru," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of nonreversible

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonreversible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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