adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin irreparabilis, from in- + reparabilis reparable Date: 15th century not reparable ; irremediable <
irreparable damage
irreparableness nounirreparably adverb

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  • irréparable — [ ireparabl ] adj. • 1234; lat. irreparabilis ♦ Qui ne peut être réparé. 1 ♦ (Abstrait) ⇒ irrémédiable . Tort, perte irréparable. « Pour réparer des ans l irréparable outrage » (Racine). Désastre, malheur irréparable. « Nous avions prononcé [...] …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • irreparable — ir·rep·a·ra·ble /i re pə rə bəl, prə bəl/ adj: impossible to repair, remedy, or undo ir·rep·a·ra·bly adv Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. irreparable …   Law dictionary

  • irreparable — irreparable, irrepairable Irreparable, meaning ‘that cannot be recovered or made good’, is pronounced with the stress on the second syllable, and is used of circumstances and relationships, typically qualifying words such as consequences, loss,… …   Modern English usage

  • irreparable — Irreparable. adj. de tout genre. Qui ne se peut reparer. La perte du temps est irreparable. c est une injure irreparable. il luy a fait un affront irreparable. un dommage irreparable …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Irreparable — Ir*rep a*ra*ble, a. [L. irreparabilis: cf. F. irr[ e]parable. See {In } not, and {Reparable}.] Not reparable; not capable of being repaired, recovered, regained, or remedied; irretrievable; irremediable; as, an irreparable breach; an irreparable… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • irreparable — (adj.) early 15c., from O.Fr. irréparable (12c.), from L. irreparabilis irreparable, irrecoverable, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + reparabilis that can be repaired (see REPAIR (Cf. repair)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • irreparable — adjetivo 1. Que no se puede reparar o remediar: Su muerte supone una pérdida irreparable para todos. Mi coche ha sufrido daños irreparables, tendré que comprarme otro …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • irreparable — [i rep′ə rə bəl] adj. [ME irreperable < OFr irréparable < L irreparabilis] not reparable; that cannot be repaired, mended, remedied, etc. irreparability n. irreparably adv …   English World dictionary

  • irreparable — [adj] unable to be fixed beyond repair, broken, cureless, destroyed, hopeless, impossible, incorrigible, incurable, irrecoverable, irredeemable, irremediable, irremedial, irreplaceable, irretrievable, irreversible, ruined, uncorrectable,… …   New thesaurus

  • irreparable — Irreparable, Irreparabilis. Virg …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • irreparable — (Del lat. irreparabĭlis). adj. Que no se puede reparar …   Diccionario de la lengua española

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