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[ih-rem-ee-uh-buh l, ih-ree-mee-]
adjective Literary.
  1. permitting no return to the original place or condition; irreversible.
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Origin of irremeable

1560–70; < Latin irremeābilis, equivalent to ir- ir-2 + remeā(re) to come back (re- re- + meāre to go; cf. permeate) + -bilis -ble
Related formsir·rem·e·a·bly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for irremeable

Historical Examples

  • This is called the irremeable wall, for once it is passed there is no hope of return.

    The Visions of the Sleeping Bard

    Ellis Wynne

  • The unusual though expressive term "irremeable," is defined in his dictionary, "admitting no return."

  • The warder overwhelmed, Aeneas makes entrance, and quickly issues from the bank of the irremeable wave.

British Dictionary definitions for irremeable


  1. archaic, or poetic affording no possibility of return
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Derived Formsirremeably, adverb

Word Origin

C16: from Latin irremeābilis, from ir- + remeāre to return, from re- + meāre to go
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