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

Definition of irreparable in English:


(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.


Pronunciation: /ɪrɛp(ə)rəˈbɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • Not surprisingly, Arendt names him as one who was aware of ‘the irreparability of the break in tradition’.


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

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