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"irretrievable" in British English

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irretrievableadjective

uk   us   /ˌɪr.ɪˈtriː.və.bl̩/
impossible to ​correct or ​return to a ​previouslyexistingsituation or ​condition: I ​agree things ​lookdifficult, but the ​situation is ​far from irretrievable. The ​coupleseparated on the ​grounds of irretrievable breakdown (of ​theirmarriage).
irretrievably
adverb uk   us   /-bli/
irretrievably ​damaged/​lost
(Definition of irretrievable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"irretrievable" in Business English

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irretrievableadjective

uk   us   /ˌɪrɪˈtriːvəbl/
used to describe something that is impossible to ​correct or ​return to a previously good ​condition or ​situation: an irretrievable ​situation
irretrievably The ​insurancecompany will ​pay if your wedding photographs are irretrievably ​damaged.
(Definition of irretrievable from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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