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[ir-i-moo-vuh-buh l] /ˌɪr ɪˈmu və bəl/
not removable.
Origin of irremovable
First recorded in 1590-1600; ir-2 + removable
Related forms
irremovability, irremovableness, noun
irremovably, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for irremovable
Historical Examples
  • According to the constitution of 1873 there were irremovable senators in France.

  • These judges, after three years of service, are irremovable.

    The Governments of Europe

    Frederic Austin Ogg
  • But he is irremovable and not exposed to any such dangers as the kings.

  • Rent is fixed by a court, and while a man pays his rent he is irremovable.

    Ulster Stephen Lucius Gwynn
  • Who could wonder that Rosette, enthusiast as he was, should be irremovable from his observatory?

    Off on a Comet Jules Verne
  • No irremovable magistrate of the courts and tribunals can be displaced excepting upon the decision of the Conseil Suprieur.

    Paris William Walton
  • Is there any such natural and irremovable inferiority in human beings?

  • They were attached to the bone, by long galling become an irremovable part of her.

    Nobody's Child Elizabeth Dejeans
  • The Papacy was now an irremovable element of division in Italy; and disunion was thenceforth the lot of the land.

    The Evolution of States J. M. Robertson
  • But, whatever may be the fate of this apology, the one irremovable difficulty remains behind.

British Dictionary definitions for irremovable


not able to be removed
Derived Forms
irremovability, irremovableness, noun
irremovably, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for irremovable

1590s, from ir- "not" + removable. Related: Irremovably; irremovability.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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