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irrecoverable

[ir-i-kuhv-er-uh-buh l] /ˌɪr ɪˈkʌv ər ə bəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being recovered or regained:
an irrecoverable debt.
2.
unable to be remedied or rectified; irretrievable:
an irrecoverable loss.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; ir-2 + recoverable
Related forms
irrecoverableness, noun
irrecoverably, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for irrecoverableness

irrecoverable

/ˌɪrɪˈkʌvərəbəl; -ˈkʌvrə-/
adjective
1.
not able to be recovered or regained
2.
not able to be remedied or rectified
Derived Forms
irrecoverableness, noun
irrecoverably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for irrecoverableness

irrecoverable

adj.

mid-15c., from Old French irrecovrable, from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + recovrable (see recover). In same sense irrecuperable (from Late Latin irrecuperabilis) is from mid-14c. Related: Irrecoverably.

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