- 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 irrecoverably
In the flurry his Winchester had become displaced and was irrecoverably gone.Two Boys in Wyoming
Edward S. Ellis
But if this be discharged by accident, the eye is irrecoverably lost.Popular Education
Irrecoverably, as turned out, and in that unbearable manner.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIX. (of XXI.)
How many deeds of heroism have been irrecoverably forgotten!Eskimo Life
He had long since found that his heart was irrecoverably gone.Emmeline
Charlotte Turner Smith
- not able to be recovered or regained
- not able to be remedied or rectified
Word Origin and History for irrecoverably
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