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irreparable

[ih-rep-er-uh-buh l]
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  1. not reparable; incapable of being rectified, remedied, or made good: an irreparable mistake.

Origin of irreparable

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English word from Latin word irreparābilis. See ir-2, reparable
Related formsir·rep·a·ra·bil·i·ty, ir·rep·a·ra·ble·ness, nounir·rep·a·ra·bly, adverb
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irreparable

adjective
  1. not able to be repaired or remedied; beyond repair
Derived Formsirreparability or irreparableness, nounirreparably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for irreparably

adv.

mid-15c., from irreparable + -ly (2).

irreparable

adj.

early 15c., from Old French irréparable (12c.), from Latin irreparabilis "irreparable, irrecoverable," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + reparabilis "that can be repaired" (see repair).

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