Definition of irreversible in English:

irreversible

Line breaks: ir|re¦vers|ible
Pronunciation: /ɪrɪˈvəːsɪb(ə)l
 
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adjective

Not able to be undone or altered: she suffered irreversible damage to her health
More example sentences
  • Its repeal is a matter of urgency before irreversible damage is done to the energy market, the economy as a whole and to democracy itself.
  • The future effects are unknown, but drug experts fear they may include irreversible brain damage or mental illness.
  • And though it looks attractive, it causes irreversible liver damage to horses and cattle which eat it.
Synonyms
irreparable, unrepairable, beyond repair, unrectifiable, irremediable, irrevocable; permanent, lasting, enduring, abiding; unalterable, unchangeable, invariable, immutable, final, binding, absolute, categorical; Lawperemptory, unappealable

Derivatives

irreversibility

Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
More example sentences
  • The young represent the irreversibility of time; they pose a standing threat of innovation and change.
  • I have shown that irreversibility can then lead to structure, to self-organization.
  • Bulgaria will always need a partnership that is to a degree a guarantee for the normal flow of processes and their irreversibility.

irreversibly

adverb
More example sentences
  • So, Petey, now you're irreversibly contaminated.
  • We acknowledge the need for development - in the shape of an outer relief road - not a road which will irreversibly damage the fabric of the town.
  • I just didn't realize that I'd be so irreversibly hooked so quickly.

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