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Impossible to remove: irremovable boulders; irremovable obstacles.

ir′re·mov′a·bil′i·ty n.
ir′re·mov′a·bly adv.
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not able to be removed
ˌirreˌmovaˈbility, ˌirreˈmovableness n
ˌirreˈmovably adv
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(ˌɪr ɪˈmu və bəl)

not removable.
ir`re•mov`a•bil′i•ty, n.
ir`re•mov′a•bly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.irremovable - incapable of being removed or away or dismiss; "irremovable boulders"; "irremovable obstacles"
removable - capable of being removed or taken away or dismissed; "a removable cord"; "removable partitions"
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[ˌɪrɪˈmuːvəbl] ADJinamovible
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The more he felt himself in danger the more anxious he became for an irremovable position; yet he was compelled to play low; one moment's indiscretion, and he might lose everything.
The minister, or to speak correctly, des Lupeaulx had invited to dinner on this occasion one of those irremovable officials who, as we have said, are to be found in every ministry; an individual much embarrassed by his own person, who, in his desire to maintain a dignified appearance, was standing erect and rigid on his two legs, held well together like the Greek hermae.
There are certain irremovable barriers between myself and them, and I must accept them."
Religion formed a stubborn and nearly irremovable obstacle with both.
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Its elevation to centre-stage as the irremovable barrier to wider agreement -- which the great majority could live with -- has been as irresponsible as it is dangerous.
In this circumstance, and if the experiences of socialist countries and of everyday life are anything to go by, there can be no doubt that even the persons, the states, and the areas concerned would readily appreciate and understand the causes of the residual and irremovable inequalities, more especially as all the citizens of Nigeria, regardless of their birth and place of origin, would continue to enjoy equality of opportunity as we have described it.
The alarm design is tamper proof with the incorporation of an irremovable battery.
"A" in Chart 2 represents the treated water in the tanks that satisfies standard ii) other than the irremovable tritium, while the remainder represents the treated water that satisfies standard i) but not standard ii).
Knowing full well that poverty is an irremovable feature and not a bug of an entrenched class system, its defenders choose to take action against the poor instead.
They managed to do this through the blessing of an older brod who has since passed away and probably never realized that his brods would establish themselves in the agency to the point of being immovable or irremovable from office.