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[ir-i-zol-yuh-buh l, ih-rez-uh l-]
  1. incapable of being solved or clarified.
  2. Archaic.
    1. incapable of being resolved into component parts; insoluble.
    2. incapable of being relieved.
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Origin of irresoluble

From the Latin word irresolūbilis, dating back to 1640–50. See ir-2, resoluble1
Related formsir·re·sol·u·bil·i·ty, noun
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Historical Examples of irresoluble

  • Irresoluble, ir-rez′ol-ū-bl, adj. that cannot be resolved into parts: indissoluble: that cannot be released.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)


British Dictionary definitions for irresoluble


  1. a less common word for insoluble
  2. archaic not capable of being relieved
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Derived Formsirresolubility, nounirresolubly, adverb
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