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ir·rev·o·ca·ble

 (ĭ-rĕv′ə-kə-bəl)
adj.
Impossible to retract or revoke: an irrevocable decision.

ir·rev′o·ca·bil′i·ty, ir·rev′o·ca·ble·ness n.
ir·rev′o·ca·bly adv.
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irrevocable

(ɪˈrɛvəkəbəl)
adj
not able to be revoked, changed, or undone; unalterable
irˌrevocaˈbility, irˈrevocableness n
irˈrevocably adv
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ir•rev•o•ca•ble

(ɪˈrɛv ə kə bəl)

adj.
not to be revoked or recalled; unalterable: an irrevocable commitment to quality.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
ir•rev`o•ca•bil′i•ty, n.
ir•rev′o•ca•bly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.irrevocable - incapable of being retracted or revoked; "firm and irrevocable is my doom"- Shakespeare
revocable, revokable - capable of being revoked or annulled; "a revocable order"
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irrevocable

adjective fixed, settled, irreversible, fated, predetermined, immutable, invariable, irretrievable, predestined, unalterable, unchangeable, changeless, irremediable, unreversible He said the decision was irrevocable.
Quotations
"The moving finger writes; and having writ,"
"Moves on; nor all thy piety nor wit"
"Shall lure it back to cancel half a line,"
"Nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." [Edward Fitzgerald Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam]
"One cannot step twice into the same river" [Heraclitus]
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irrevocable

adjective
That cannot be revoked or undone:
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Translations

irrevocable

[ɪˈrevəkəbl] ADJ [decision] → irrevocable
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irrevocable

[ɪˈrɛvəkəbəl] adj [decision] → irrévocable
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irrevocable

adj, irrevocably
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irrevocable

[ɪˈrɛvəkəbl] adjirrevocabile
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References in classic literature ?
That which is past is gone, and irrevocable; and wise men have enough to do, with things present and to come; therefore they do but trifle with themselves, that labor in past matters.
That's my advice: never marry till you can say to yourself that you have done all you are capable of, and until you have ceased to love the woman of your choice and have seen her plainly as she is, or else you will make a cruel and irrevocable mistake.
I say brave, for I am always struck by the courage of the two who thus gaily leap into the gulf of the unknown together, thus join hands over the inevitable, and put their signatures to the irrevocable. Indeed, I always get something like a palpitation of the heart just before the priest utters those final fateful words, "I declare you man and-- wife." Half a second before you were still free, half a second after you are bound for the term of your natural life.
In a boy's way I knew it well when I was ten, and a few years ago, when I was fifty, I took it up in the admirable new version of Ormsby, and found it so full of myself and of my own irrevocable past that I did not find it very gay.
Here Jenny expressing great concern, Allworthy paused a moment, and then proceeded: "I have talked thus to you, child, not to insult you for what is past and irrevocable, but to caution and strengthen you for the future.
She was much startled, on returning home one night, to find that Mrs Jarley had commanded an announcement to be prepared, to the effect that the stupendous collection would only remain in its present quarters one day longer; in fulfilment of which threat (for all announcements connected with public amusements are well known to be irrevocable and most exact), the stupendous collection shut up next day.
Arthur had felt a sudden relief while Adam was speaking; he perceived that Adam had no positive knowledge of the past, and that there was no irrevocable damage done by this evening's unfortunate rencontre.
Nothing, therefore, was to prevent his following her; and once he had taken the irrevocable step, and had proved to her that it was irrevocable, he believed she would not send him away.
Her sex, her youth, and the whole richness of her beauty, came back from what men call the irrevocable past, and clustered themselves with her maiden hope, and a happiness before unknown, within the magic circle of this hour.
It seemed to him to be a stern duty to prevent anything irrevocable taking place till it had been thought out and all was ready.
He had begun to have an alarmed foresight of her irrevocable loss of love for him, and the consequent dreariness of their life.
He saw clearly that it was his irrevocable destiny to remain a prisoner till dawn, or, perhaps, even late in the morning; then the smith must be fetched to file away the bars; but all that would not be done so quickly as he could think about it.

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