Definition of irrecuperable in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌirəˈk(y)o͞opərəb(ə)l/

Entry from US English dictionary


Unable to be recovered from.
Example sentences
  • This is an ideal description, however, since we know that dissent emerged, in irrecuperable form, and entire new traditions were generated, or created, by people rejecting, in whole or in part, the chthonic world.
  • In case of loss or irrecuperable damage to any of the material loaned, the researcher must replace the instrument either physically or by its monetary value
  • Events were changing the world dramatically, too, at an irrecuperable pace, dissolving the verities of the post-World War II techno-political world system.


Late Middle English: from Old French, from late Latin irrecuperabilis, from Latin in- 'not' + recuperare (see recuperate).

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: ir·re·cu·per·a·ble

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.