AskDefine | Define irrecoverable

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irrecoverable adj : incapable of being recovered or regained [syn: unrecoverable] [ant: recoverable]

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  1. Not recoverable or admitting of recovery; incapable of being recovered: as, an irrecoverable debt.
  2. That cannot be recovered from or made good; irremediable; as an irrecoverable disease; irrecoverable danger.


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