[ir-i-mee-dee-uh-buh l]


not admitting of remedy, cure, or repair: irremediable conduct.

Origin of irremediable

From the Latin word irremediābilis, dating back to 1540–50. See ir-2, remediable
Related formsir·re·me·di·a·ble·ness, nounir·re·me·di·a·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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not able to be remedied; incurable or irreparable
Derived Formsirremediableness, nounirremediably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for irremediable

mid-15c., from Late Latin irremediabilis, from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + remediabilis (see remediable).

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