Meaning of IRRETRIEVABLE in English

IRRETRIEVABLE

adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

irretrievable breakdown formal (= one that is impossible to put right again )

The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage may be grounds for divorce.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

After money is transferred out of the U.S., it's practically irretrievable .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And the loss was inpart the loss of some aspect of herself, as irretrievable as past happiness.

Gentle was still on the other shore, part of her history; irretrievable .

He regretted not having started sooner, knowing now that the mystery of those four days was irretrievable .

I desperately attempted to draw my oar nearer to me, but in doing so created an immediate and irretrievable imbalance.

Once waste materials have become mixed, the problems increase enormously and certain substances become virtually irretrievable .

Others will say there are further matters which can destroy the very heart of a marriage and lead to irretrievable breakdown.

The only ground for divorce is the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.

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