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irrefrangible

[ ir-i-fran-juh-buh l ]
/ ˌɪr ɪˈfræn dʒə bəl /
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adjective

not to be broken or violated; inviolable: an irrefrangible rule of etiquette.
incapable of being refracted.

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Nearby words

irreducible, irreducible hernia, irreflexive, irreformable, irrefragable, irrefrangible, irrefutable, irreg., irregardless, irregular, irregular astigmatism

Origin of irrefrangible

First recorded in 1710–20; ir-2 + refrangible
Related formsir·re·fran·gi·bil·i·ty, ir·re·fran·gi·ble·ness, nounir·re·fran·gi·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for irrefrangible

irrefrangible

/ (ˌɪrɪˈfrændʒəbəl) /

adjective

not to be broken or transgressed; inviolable
physics incapable of being refracted
Derived Formsirrefrangibility or irrefrangibleness, nounirrefrangibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for irrefrangible

irrefrangible


adj.

c.1719, "that cannot be broken," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + refrangible.

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