irretrievable


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ir·re·triev·a·ble

 (ĭr′ĭ-trē′və-bəl)
adj.
Difficult or impossible to retrieve or recover: Once the ring fell down the drain, it was irretrievable.

ir′re·triev′a·ble·ness, ir′re·triev′a·bil′i·ty n.
ir′re·triev′a·bly adv.

irretrievable

(ˌɪrɪˈtriːvəbəl)
adj
not able to be retrieved, recovered, or repaired
ˌirreˌtrievaˈbility, ˌirreˈtrievableness n
ˌirreˈtrievably adv

ir•re•triev•a•ble

(ˌɪr ɪˈtri və bəl)

adj.
not retrievable; irrecoverable.
[1695–1705]
ir`re•triev`a•bil′i•ty, n.
ir`re•triev′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.irretrievable - impossible to recover or recoup or overcomeirretrievable - impossible to recover or recoup or overcome; "an irretrievable loss"; "irretrievable errors in judgment"
irrecoverable, unrecoverable - incapable of being recovered or regained

irretrievable

adjective irreversible, incurable, irrevocable, irreparable, final, unalterable a country in irretrievable decline
Translations
لا يُمْكِن تَعْويضُه أو إسْتِرْدادُه
nenahraditelnýnenapravitelný
uoprettelig
óbætanlegur; óafturkallanlegur
neatitaisomas
neatgūstamsnelabojams
onarılamaz

irretrievable

[ˌɪrɪˈtriːvəbl] ADJ [object] → irrecuperable; [loss, damage, error] → irreparable

irretrievable

[ˌɪrɪˈtriːvəbəl] adj
[damage, situation] → irréparable; [decline] → irrémédiable

irretrievable

adj
(= unrecoverable)nicht mehr wiederzubekommen; past, happiness etcunwiederbringlich; lossunersetzlich; debtnicht eintreibbar; the erased information is irretrievabledie gelöschte Information kann nicht mehr abgerufen werden
(= irreparable) damage, harmirreparabel; irretrievable breakdown of marriage(unheilbare) Zerrüttung der Ehe

irretrievable

[ˌɪrɪˈtriːvəbl] adj (object) → irrecuperabile; (loss, damage) → irreparabile

irretrievable

(iriˈtriːvəbl) adjective
(of eg a loss or mistake) that cannot be recovered or put right.
ˌirreˈtrievably adverb
References in classic literature ?
Do you think, then, dear Clifford," added she, with a wretched smile, "that I have brought an irretrievable disgrace on the old house, by opening a little shop in the front gable?
We seem to have abandoned its cause as desperate and irretrievable.
His heart was full, and his conscience tortured by remorse; for he accused himself more bitterly than ever of being the cause of the irretrievable disaster.
Adam thought he perceived in them that notion of compensation for irretrievable wrong, that self-soothing attempt to make evil bear the same fruits as good, which most of all roused his indignation.
It was the first scene of open anger between the couple in their sad seven years together, and Ethan felt as if he had lost an irretrievable advantage in descending to the level of recrimination.
I saw you do your best to corrupt a poor, silly little woman, who only escaped ruin by a miracle; I saw you deal out what might have been irretrievable disaster to a young man just starting in life.
He knew, and yet he did not know, the irretrievable ultimate disaster to Skipper.
He did not know the proper time to call, nor was there any one to tell him, and he was afraid of committing himself to an irretrievable blunder.
If he told her now, he knew, it would be irretrievable.
It's a loss, my dear lady, an irretrievable loss, to the operatic stage
The old hopeless life of irretrievable disgrace confronted me as I fixed my eyes on the familiar door; the horror of returning to that life was more than I could force myself to endure.
More than a century afterwards, in 1731, when the evil was complete and irretrievable, an order was issued that all stray animals should be destroyed.