Meaning of IRRETRIEVABLE in English


/ ˌɪrɪˈtriːvəbl; NAmE / adjective

( formal ) that you can never make right or get back :

an irretrievable situation

the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage

The money already paid is irretrievable.

OPP retrievable

►  ir·re·triev·ably / -əbli; NAmE / adverb :

Some of our old traditions are irretrievably lost.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.