Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Incapable of being recovered, found, restored, or obtained again; not obtainable from a debtor; irrecoverable: as, an unrecoverable article of property; an unrecoverable debt.
  • Not capable of recovering; incurable; irremediable.

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

  • adjective Not recoverable; that cannot be recovered.
  • adjective From which recovery is not possible.

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

  • adjective incapable of being recovered or regained

Etymologies

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un- +‎ recoverable

Examples

  • Companies such as AdvancePath Academics scoop up students classified as unrecoverable by traditional schools and help them complete their education.

    Reason Magazine

  • Companies such as AdvancePath Academics scoop up students classified as unrecoverable by traditional schools and help them complete their education.

    Reason Magazine

  • Companies such as AdvancePath Academics scoop up students classified as unrecoverable by traditional schools and help them complete their education.

    Reason Magazine

  • Companies such as AdvancePath Academics scoop up students classified as unrecoverable by traditional schools and help them complete their education.

    Reason Magazine

  • Companies such as AdvancePath Academics scoop up students classified as unrecoverable by traditional schools and help them complete their education.

    Reason Magazine

  • O'BRIEN: If that failed, however, then you've got another situation which could cause a lot of what they call, what the investigators call parasitic drag, which is another way of saying forcing it into a steep left bank, and ultimately if it's unrecoverable -- in other words, if the other control surfaces here cannot compensate for it, that could very well put it into a spin, an inverted position that cannot be recovered no matter how hard the pilot tries -- John, any other thoughts?

    CNN Transcript Jan 8, 2003

  • Loans categorized as "unrecoverable" amounted to 3.1% of its portfolio.

    A Formula Shift

  • Perhaps you recall Chris who had the "unrecoverable" hard drive that Apple wouldn't let him keep?

    The Consumerist: April 2007 Archives

  • Perhaps you recall Chris who had the "unrecoverable" hard drive that Apple wouldn't let him keep?

    UPDATE: Apple: No, You Can't Have Your Data Back, We're Keeping It - The Consumerist

  • In Gauteng, in all departments, any public servant was entitled to apply for the package and the only valid reason for tuning down an application was that the loss of staff member would cause "unrecoverable" harm to the service.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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