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Impossible to reclaim; being such that reclamation is precluded: irreclaimable wasteland.

ir′re·claim′a·bil′i·ty, ir′re·claim′a·ble·ness n.
ir′re·claim′a·bly adv.
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not able to be reclaimed
ˌirreˌclaimaˈbility, ˌirreˈclaimableness n
ˌirreˈclaimably adv
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(ˌɪr ɪˈkleɪ mə bəl)

not reclaimable; incapable of being reclaimed or rehabilitated.
ir`re•claim′a•bly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.irreclaimable - insusceptible of reformirreclaimable - insusceptible of reform; "vicious irreclaimable boys"; "irredeemable sinners"
wicked - morally bad in principle or practice
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