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irretrievable

[ ir-i-tree-vuh-buhl ]
/ ˌɪr ɪˈtri və bəl /
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adjective
not capable of being retrieved; irrecoverable; irreparable.
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Origin of irretrievable

1695–1705; ir-2 + retrievable

OTHER WORDS FROM irretrievable

ir·re·triev·a·bil·i·ty, ir·re·triev·a·ble·ness, nounir·re·triev·a·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for irretrievable

irretrievable
/ (ˌɪrɪˈtriːvəbəl) /

adjective
not able to be retrieved, recovered, or repaired

Derived forms of irretrievable

irretrievability or irretrievableness, nounirretrievably, adverb
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