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irrefrangible

[ ir-i-fran-juh-buhl ]
/ 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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Origin of irrefrangible

First recorded in 1710–20; ir-2 + refrangible

OTHER WORDS FROM irrefrangible

ir·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 forms of irrefrangible

irrefrangibility or irrefrangibleness, nounirrefrangibly, adverb
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