- incapable of being recovered or regained: an irrecoverable debt.
- unable to be remedied or rectified; irretrievable: an irrecoverable loss.
Origin of irrecoverable
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Examples from the Web for irrecoverable
I perceived that she was irrecoverable, and yet I stood watching, watching, watching!The Frozen Pirate
W. Clark Russell
Its Pitt is irrecoverable; and it may long look for another such.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XX. (of XXI.)
It was not what I had looked for; what I had looked for was in the irrecoverable past.A Little Tour in France
He quitted that scene in a state of grievous and irrecoverable depression.The Violin
It was as though a clock had struck, loud and inexorably, marking off some irrecoverable hour.Sanctuary
- not able to be recovered or regained
- not able to be remedied or rectified
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Word Origin and History for irrecoverable
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