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English definition of “irretrievable”

irretrievable

adjective uk   /ˌɪr.ɪˈtriː.və.bl̩/ us  
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
adverb uk   /-bli/ us  
irretrievably damaged/lostNot able to be changedKeeping and staying the same
(Definition of irretrievable from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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