How to use irreversible in a sentence
Afterward, board members who voted against the lottery said they knew some of their constituents would be devastated by the final, irreversible nixing of that proposal.Fairfax school board switches to ‘holistic review’ admissions system for Thomas Jefferson High School | Hannah Natanson | December 18, 2020 | Washington Post
However, the trend of pay-TV providers cutting their programming costs appears irreversible.Why the AT&T-Fuse Media distribution dispute is sending an important signal about the pay-TV market | Tim Peterson | December 18, 2020 | Digiday
Such partial solutions will be difficult to add after a country or company has made irreversible investments in mission designs.Lunar Gold Rush Could Create Conflict on the Ground if We Don’t Act Now—New Research | Tony Milligan | December 10, 2020 | Singularity Hub
“The law turned out to be a symbol of social rejection for many, and dreams have been lost as a result of the irreversible sterilization,” van Engelshoven said in the apology.Dutch government apologies for forcible sterilizations of trans, intersex people | Parker Purifoy | December 3, 2020 | Washington Blade
The contradictions raised by Wigner’s setup highlighted fundamental and compelling questions about what qualifies as a collapse-causing measurement and whether collapse is irreversible.A New Theorem Maps Out the Limits of Quantum Physics | Anil Ananthaswamy | December 3, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
Some critics worry that reform would be like an on/off switch—suddenly and irreversibly changing America forever.
They both failed, probably because we have moved irreversibly from the public, Finch-phase of rage to the private, Moore-phase.From the JetBlue Pilot to Robert Bales, Cultural Road Rage Is Everywhere | Lee Siegel | March 28, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Yes, there was something irreversibly bizarre about Obama giving Jack his diploma.
Even as Team Edwards stumbled irreversibly in the primaries, Baron was quick with a pep talk.
The age of confrontation is here now, perhaps irreversibly so.
St. Paul's heart is pledged irrevocably and irreversibly to the Church.Expositor's Bible: The Second Epistle to the Corinthians | James Denney
If enough of the chemical adheres to the living bacterium, the living protoplasm thickens and irreversibly coagulates.Poisoned Air | Sterner St. Paul Meek
To say nothing of the question of how much of Terra's best blood do you want to drain off, irreversibly and permanently?Masters of Space | Edward Elmer Smith
They begin to heat, perhaps to heat irreversibly, and if they get out of control, they may vaporize.The Star Lord | Boyd Ellanby
The real man is discovered, his worth is impartially weighed, his rank is irreversibly decreed.Hidden Treasures | Harry A. Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for irreversible
not able to be reversed: the irreversible flow of time
not able to be revoked or repealed; irrevocable
chem physics capable of changing or producing a change in one direction only: an irreversible reaction
thermodynamics (of a change, process, etc) occurring through a number of intermediate states that are not all in thermodynamic equilibrium
- irreversibility or irreversibleness, noun
- irreversibly, adverb
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