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irreparable

Line breaks: ir|rep¦ar|able
Pronunciation: /ɪˈrɛp(ə)rəb(ə)l
 
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Definition of irreparable in English:

adjective

(Of an injury or loss) impossible to rectify or repair: they were doing irreparable damage to my heart and lungs
More example sentences
  • The whole nation mourned the irreparable loss as Nelson laid peacefully in his sarcophagus.
  • Now, some people will insist that massive strokes leave irreparable injuries to the brain.
  • We are doomed to choose, and every choice may entail an irreparable loss.
Synonyms

Origin

late Middle English: via Old French from Latin irreparabilis, from in- 'not' + reparabilis (see reparable).

Derivatives

irreparability

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • Not surprisingly, Arendt names him as one who was aware of ‘the irreparability of the break in tradition’.

irreparably

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • Instead, he investigates how these profit motives touch - and irreparably damage - the lives of ordinary people.
  • I hope my sins of omission haven't hurt you irreparably.
  • We've invoked an irreparably damaging and irresponsible foreign policy of ‘our way or the highway’.

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