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[ir-i-moo-vuh-buh l]
  1. not removable.
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Origin of irremovable

First recorded in 1590–1600; ir-2 + removable
Related formsir·re·mov·a·bil·i·ty, ir·re·mov·a·ble·ness, nounir·re·mov·a·bly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for irremovable

Historical Examples

  • According to the constitution of 1873 there were irremovable senators in France.

    The Cult of Incompetence

    Emile Faguet

  • These judges, after three years of service, are irremovable.

    The Governments of Europe

    Frederic Austin Ogg

  • But he is irremovable and not exposed to any such dangers as the kings.

  • Rent is fixed by a court, and while a man pays his rent he is irremovable.


    Stephen Lucius Gwynn

  • Who could wonder that Rosette, enthusiast as he was, should be irremovable from his observatory?

    Off on a Comet

    Jules Verne

British Dictionary definitions for irremovable


  1. not able to be removed
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Derived Formsirremovability or irremovableness, nounirremovably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for irremovable


1590s, from ir- "not" + removable. Related: Irremovably; irremovability.

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