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 ?
I believe he is a worldly man; but as this is an only son, and the thing is now irretrievable, perhaps he may in time be brought to reason.
Worse evil did ye do unto me than all manslaughter; the irretrievable did ye take from me:--thus do I speak unto you, mine enemies!
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.
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.
We seem to have abandoned its cause as desperate and irretrievable.
It's a loss, my dear lady, an irretrievable loss, to the operatic stage
said Maggie, making a great effort to say something, and dissipate the burning sense of irretrievable confession.
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.
But I did not believe my errors to be irretrievable, and after much consideration I resolved to return to the cottage, seek the old man, and by my representations win him to my party.
They had not gone far but that from a rising ground they could see the little army of their enemies come on directly to their habitation, and, in a moment more, could see all their huts and household stuff flaming up together, to their great grief and mortification; for this was a great loss to them, irretrievable, indeed, for some time.
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?