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irremeable

[ih-rem-ee-uh-buh l, ih-ree-mee-]
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adjective Literary.
  1. permitting no return to the original place or condition; irreversible.
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Origin of irremeable

1560–70; < Latin irremeābilis, equivalent to ir- ir-2 + remeā(re) to come back (re- re- + meāre to go; cf. permeate) + -bilis -ble
Related formsir·rem·e·a·bly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • This is called the irremeable wall, for once it is passed there is no hope of return.

    The Visions of the Sleeping Bard

    Ellis Wynne

  • The unusual though expressive term "irremeable," is defined in his dictionary, "admitting no return."

  • The warder overwhelmed, Aeneas makes entrance, and quickly issues from the bank of the irremeable wave.


British Dictionary definitions for irremeable

irremeable

adjective
  1. archaic, or poetic affording no possibility of return
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Derived Formsirremeably, adverb

Word Origin

C16: from Latin irremeābilis, from ir- + remeāre to return, from re- + meāre to go
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