from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Impossible to reverse.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Not reversible; incapable of being reversed or inverted.
- Not to be recalled or annulled.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Incapable of being reversed or turned about or back; incapable of being made to run backward.
- adjective Incapable of being reversed, recalled, repealed, or annulled.
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Incapableof being reversedor turned aboutor back; incapable of being made to run backward.
- adjective Incapable of being reversed,
recalled, repealed, or annulled.
- adjective thermodynamics Incapable of being reversed to the original state without consumption of free energy and increase of
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- adjective incapable of being reversed
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Clinton said all that could change if the North Korean government came in from the cold, stopped its provocative behavior and any of its threats towards its neighbors, and take what she called irreversible steps to denuclearize.
He was short, though, on specifics for preventing what he called irreversible catastrophe.
In his youth, my father had caught a terrible disease: streptococcal arthritis, ending in irreversible lesions in the aortic valves.
In the West, the medieval era appeared to be in irreversible decline as early as the thirteenth century.
The number of bookstores peaked and is in "irreversible decline," Cader says.
It deprives the public of our rights to be included in irreversible decisions concerning our own land.
The time left to stem the warming trend before it becomes irreversible is short.
The post-1945 Western regime, whose victory over all pre-Reformation or anti-Enlightenment forces appears final and irreversible, is the Whig millennium.
This could potentially be a long term irreversible process that pushes humanity into an ever diminishing remnant population over many centuries or millennia.
Smoking marijuana can have long-term irreversible effects on adolescent brains, and is more harmful to teens than previously known.