irreclaimable

[ ir-i-kley-muh-buh l ]
/ ˌɪr ɪˈkleɪ mə bəl /
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adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. irrationalize,
  2. irrawaddy,
  3. irreal,
  4. irreality,
  5. irrebuttable,
  6. irreconcilable,
  7. irrecoverable,
  8. irrecusable,
  9. irredeemable,
  10. irredenta

Origin of irreclaimable

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

Related formsir·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 Formsirreclaimability or irreclaimableness, nounirreclaimably, adverb

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