Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Impossible to recover; irreparable.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not capable of being recovered, regained, or remedied; irreparable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective incapable of being recovered or regained

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Examples

  • *** Travel TUI Travel, Europe's largest travel operator, said Chief Financial Officer Paul Bowtell had resigned after an accounting error forced the company to write off another £ 88 million ($139.4 million) in "irrecoverable balances" and restate its earnings for fiscal 2009.

    Business Watch

  • Another important form of classification emerged in 1896 with Emil Kraepelins model of dementia praecox, first used by Morel in 1860 and described as irrecoverable cortical brain disease producing a particular kind of mental enfeeblement in the young.

    Bedlam

  • Another important form of classification emerged in 1896 with Emil Kraepelins model of dementia praecox, first used by Morel in 1860 and described as irrecoverable cortical brain disease producing a particular kind of mental enfeeblement in the young.

    Bedlam

  • Another important form of classification emerged in 1896 with Emil Kraepelins model of dementia praecox, first used by Morel in 1860 and described as irrecoverable cortical brain disease producing a particular kind of mental enfeeblement in the young.

    Bedlam

  • ANN REALTIME UPDATE 03.19.09 1710 EDT: Cessna spokesman Doug Oliver has confirmed to ANN that a BRS parachute deployment was used today to recover the sole-remaining flying Cessna SkyCatcher after an as-yet undefined flight test criteria resulted in an "irrecoverable" flight condition.

    Aero-News Network

  • Hammond will say he will not allow the MoD to remove critical skills and capabilities that are irrecoverable … we will not carelessly throw away core competencies that may be essential to our defence in the future.

    Defence secretary to warn armed forces of more pain in coming years

  • Sometimes we believe we've uncovered some lost, almost irrecoverable moment and think it to be the moment that determined—or destroyed—our lives.

    A Hungarian Novelist's Literature of Fidelity

  • Tui said that following a £29m write-off at the time of its third quarter results in August, an ongoing audit had uncovered a further £88m of irrecoverable balances.

    Tui Travel finance chief to quit after accounts glitch

  • He added that this was the year for "a political showdown to rescue Japan from falling into an irrecoverable crisis."

    Japan Opposition Renews Calls for an Election Ahead of Consumption-Tax Debate

  • Read it again, lingering this time on "just one more try" and "another irrecoverable day slips by."

    Review of The Best of It by Kay Ryan

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