irrecoverable


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ir·re·cov·er·a·ble

 (ĭr′ĭ-kŭv′ər-ə-bəl)
adj.
Impossible to recover; irreparable: irrecoverable losses.

ir′re·cov′er·a·bly adv.
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irrecoverable

(ˌɪrɪˈkʌvərəbəl; -ˈkʌvrə-)
adj
1. not able to be recovered or regained
2. not able to be remedied or rectified
ˌirreˈcoverableness n
ˌirreˈcoverably adv
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ir•re•cov•er•a•ble

(ˌɪr ɪˈkʌv ər ə bəl)

adj.
1. incapable of being recovered or regained.
2. unable to be remedied or rectified; irretrievable: an irrecoverable loss.
[1530–40]
ir`re•cov′er•a•bly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.irrecoverable - incapable of being recovered or regainedirrecoverable - incapable of being recovered or regained
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irrecoverable

adjective lost, irreparable, irretrievable, gone for ever, irredeemable, irremediable, unsalvageable, irreclaimable, unsavable, unregainable nostalgic affection for an irrecoverable past
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Translations

irrecoverable

[ˌɪrɪˈkʌvərəbl] ADJirrecuperable; [debt] → irrecuperable, incobrable
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irrecoverable

adjendgültig or für immer verloren, unwiederbringlich verloren; lossunersetzlich, unersetzbar; debtnicht eintreibbar, uneinbringlich; the company’s losses are irrecoverabledie Verluste der Firma können nicht mehr wettgemacht werden
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