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irremediable

Syllabification: ir·re·me·di·a·ble
Pronunciation: /ˌi(r)rəˈmēdēəb(ə)l
 
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Definition of irremediable in English:

adjective

Impossible to cure or put right.
Example sentences
  • The harm caused by homicide is absolutely irremediable, whereas the harm caused by many other crimes is remediable to a degree.
  • The extinction of animals and plant species and the depletion of non-renewable resources are irremediable crimes.
  • If they doubt that, their doubt is irremediable.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin irremediabilis, from in- 'not' + remediabilis 'curable' (from remedium 'remedy').

Derivatives

irremediably

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • But it is irremediably confused and confusing.
  • Others say that real art there was impossible, that it was irremediably contaminated by the propagandistic powers of socialism.
  • ICON is a word that has irremediably lost its original meaning.

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