- not reversible; incapable of being changed: His refusal is irreversible.
Origin of irreversible
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This irreversibility is due to the work required to evolve bubbles of gas at the surface of bright platinum plates.
- not able to be reversedthe irreversible flow of time
- not able to be revoked or repealed; irrevocable
- chem physics capable of changing or producing a change in one direction onlyan irreversible reaction
- thermodynamics (of a change, process, etc) occurring through a number of intermediate states that are not all in thermodynamic equilibrium
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