irreparable

[ih-rep-er-uh-buhl]
adjective
not reparable; incapable of being rectified, remedied, or made good: an irreparable mistake.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin irreparābilis. See ir-2, reparable

irreparability, irreparableness, noun
irreparably, adverb
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irreparable (ɪˈrɛpərəbəl, ɪˈrɛprəbəl)
 
adj
not able to be repaired or remedied; beyond repair
 
irrepara'bility
 
n
 
ir'reparableness
 
n
 
ir'reparably
 
adv

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irreparable
1420, from O.Fr. irréparable (12c.), from L. irreparabilis, from in- "not" + reparabilis "that can be repaired" (see repair).
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Example sentences
They eventually fixed the report, but the damage to me was irreparable.
Dropping a cell phone or laptop can, of course, cause irreparable damage.
No doubt they thought it a prank, and are now appalled and shocked that their
  prank caused such irreparable harm.
Off-road vehicles, when used irresponsibly, can cause irreparable damage to
  desert habitats.
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