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English definition of “irretrievable”


adjective     /ˌɪr.ɪˈtriː.və.bl̩/
impossible to correct or return to a previously existing situation or condition : I agree things look difficult , but the situation is far from irretrievable. The couple separated on the grounds of irretrievable breakdown (of their marriage ).Not able to be changedKeeping and staying the same irretrievably     /-bli/ adverb irretrievably damaged / lost Not able to be changedKeeping and staying the same
(Definition of irretrievable adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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