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irreparable

[ ih-rep-er-uh-buhl ]
/ ɪˈrɛp ər ə bəl /
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adjective

not reparable; incapable of being rectified, remedied, or made good: an irreparable mistake.

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Origin of irreparable

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English word from Latin word irreparābilis.See ir-2, reparable

OTHER WORDS FROM irreparable

ir·rep·a·ra·bil·i·ty, ir·rep·a·ra·ble·ness, nounir·rep·a·ra·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for irreparable

irreparable
/ (ɪˈrɛpərəbəl, ɪˈrɛprəbəl) /

adjective

not able to be repaired or remedied; beyond repair

Derived forms of irreparable

irreparability or irreparableness, nounirreparably, adverb
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