irreplaceable

[ ir-i-pley-suh-buh l ]
/ ˌɪr ɪˈpleɪ sə bəl /

adjective

incapable of being replaced; unique: an irreplaceable vase.

Origin of irreplaceable

First recorded in 1800–10; ir-2 + replaceable
Related formsir·re·place·a·bly, adverb
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irreplaceable

/ (ˌɪrɪˈpleɪsəbəl) /

adjective

not able to be replacedan irreplaceable antique
Derived Formsirreplaceably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for irreplaceable

irreplaceable


adj.

1807, from assimilated form of in- (1) "not, opposite of" + replaceable. Related: Irreplaceably.

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