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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/lostNot able to be changedKeeping and staying the same
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