adjective Etymology: Latin irremeabilis, from in- + remeare to go back, from re- + meare to go — more at permeate Date: 1569 offering no possibility of return <
irremeable losses

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  • Irremeable — Ir*re me*a*ble, a. [L. irremeabilis; pref. ir not + remeabilis returning, fr. remeare: cf. F. irr[ e]m[ e]able. See {Remeant}.] Admitting no return; as, an irremeable way. [Obs.] Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • irremeable — [i rem′ē ə bəl, irē′mēə bəl] adj. [L irremeabilis < in , not + remeabilis, returning < remeare, to go back < re , back + meare, to go < IE base * mei , to go, wander] Archaic from which there is no return …   English World dictionary

  • irréméable — (entrée créée par le supplément) (i rré mé a bl ) adj. Latinisme. D où l on ne peut revenir.    Fig. •   L emphytéose irréméable de la terre, PROUDHON Idée gén. de la révol. au XIXe s., p. 219, Paris, 1868. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. irremeabilis, de in …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • irremeable — irremeably, adv. /i rem ee euh beuhl, i ree mee /, adj. Literary. permitting no return to the original place or condition; irreversible. [1560 70; < L irremeabilis, equiv. to ir IR 2 + remea(re) to come back (re RE + meare to go; cf. PERMEATE) +… …   Universalium

  • irremeable — ir·re·me·able …   English syllables

  • irremeable — ir•re•me•a•ble [[t]ɪˈri mi ə bəl[/t]] adj. archaic permitting no return to the original place or condition; irreversible • Etymology: 1560–70; < L irremeābilis= ir II+remeā(re) to come back (re re +meāre to go) …   From formal English to slang

  • irremeable — /ɪˈrɛmiəbəl/ (say i remeeuhbuhl), /ɪˈrim / (say i reem ) adjective Rare from which one cannot return. {Latin irremeābilis} –irremeably, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • irremeable —   a. allowing of no return; irrevocable …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • irremeable — …   Useful english dictionary

  • irremeably — adverb see irremeable * * * irremˈeably adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑irremeable …   Useful english dictionary

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