irreclaimable

[ ir-i-kley-muh-buhl ]
/ ˌɪr ɪˈkleɪ mə bəl /

adjective

incapable of being reclaimed or rehabilitated: an irreclaimable swamp; irreclaimable offenders.

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Origin of irreclaimable

First recorded in 1600–10; ir-2 + reclaimable

OTHER WORDS FROM irreclaimable

ir·re·claim·a·bil·i·ty, ir·re·claim·a·ble·ness, nounir·re·claim·a·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for irreclaimable

irreclaimable
/ (ˌɪrɪˈkleɪməbəl) /

adjective

not able to be reclaimed

Derived forms of irreclaimable

irreclaimability or irreclaimableness, nounirreclaimably, adverb
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