irretrievable
I adjective dissipated, dissolved, forfeited, given up, gone, hopelessly lost, inreparabilis, irreclaimable, irrecoverable, irredeemable, irreparable, lost, past recall, spent, unrecoverable, untraceable, vanished II index irrecoverable, irredeemable, irremediable, irreversible, irrevocable, lost (taken away)

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  • Irretrievable — Ir re*triev a*ble, a. Not retrievable; irrecoverable; irreparable; as, an irretrievable loss. Syn: Irremediable; incurable; irrecoverable. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • irretrievable — UK US /ˌɪrɪˈtriːvəbl/ adjective ► used to describe something that is impossible to correct or return to a previously good condition or situation: »an irretrievable situation irretrievably ► »The insurance company will pay if your wedding… …   Financial and business terms

  • irretrievable — (adj.) 1690s (implied in irretrievably), from assimilated form of IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + retrievable (see RETRIEVE (Cf. retrieve)). Related: Irretrievably …   Etymology dictionary

  • irretrievable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not able to be retrieved. DERIVATIVES irretrievably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • irretrievable — [ir΄ritrēv′ə bəl, ir΄itrēv′ə bəl] adj. that cannot be retrieved, recovered, restored, or recalled irretrievability n. irretrievably adv …   English World dictionary

  • irretrievable — [[t]ɪ̱rɪtri͟ːvəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ If you talk about irretrievable damage or an irretrievable situation, you mean that the damage or situation is so bad that there is no possibility of putting it right. [FORMAL] What a tragedy if the sport suffers… …   English dictionary

  • irretrievable — ir|re|triev|a|ble [ˌırıˈtri:vəbəl] adj formal 1.) an irretrievable situation cannot be made right again ▪ the irretrievable breakdown of their marriage 2.) irretrievable loss the loss of something that you can never get back >irretrievably adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • irretrievable — adjective formal 1 an irretrievable situation cannot be made right again: the irretrievable breakdown of their marriage 2 irretrievable loss the loss of something that you can never get back irretrievably adverb: irretrievably lost …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • irretrievable — adjective Not retrievable; irrecoverable; irreparable; as, an irretrievable loss …   Wiktionary

  • irretrievable — adj. Irretrievable is used with these nouns: ↑breakdown …   Collocations dictionary

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