irretrievable

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 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

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

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

    Wiktionary

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

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 irretrievable — ir|re|triev|a|ble [ ,ırı trivəbl ] adjective impossible to get back or return to good condition: I think their relationship is now irretrievable. ╾ ir|re|triev|a|bly adverb: Valuable papers had been irretrievably lost in the fire …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 irretrievable — UK [ˌɪrɪˈtriːvəb(ə)l] / US [ˌɪrɪˈtrɪvəb(ə)l] adjective impossible to get back or return to good condition I think their relationship is now irretrievable. Derived word: irretrievably adverb Valuable papers had been irretrievably lost in the fire …

    English dictionary

  • 14 irretrievable — adjective Date: 1702 not retrievable ; impossible to regain or recover • irretrievability noun • irretrievably adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 irretrievable — irretrievability, irretrievableness, n. irretrievably, adv. /ir i tree veuh beuhl/, adj. not retrievable; irrecoverable; irreparable. [1695 1705; IR 2 + RETRIEVABLE] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 16 irretrievable — Synonyms and related words: ablated, beyond recall, beyond remedy, by the board, changeless, constant, consumed, cureless, depleted, dissipated, eroded, expended, forfeit, forfeited, gone, immedicable, immutable, incommutable, inconvertible,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 irretrievable — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. unrecoverable, irrecoverable, irreparable, irrevocable; see gone 2 , lost 1 , irreparable …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 irretrievable — ir·re·triev·a·ble || ‚ɪrɪ trɪːvÉ™bl adj. unable to be retrieved, cannot be recovered; cannot be set right …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 irretrievable — adjective not able to be retrieved or put right. Derivatives irretrievability noun irretrievably adverb …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 irretrievable — a. 1. Irrecoverable, lost forever, never to be regained. 2. Irreparable, irremediable, remediless, beyond reparation, beyond repair …

    New dictionary of synonyms