ir|re|cov|er|a|ble [ˌırıˈkʌvərəbəl] adj formal
something that is irrecoverable is lost or has gone and you cannot get it back
irrecoverable loss of sight
The insurance premium is wholly irrecoverable.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.


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  • irrecoverable — ir‧re‧cov‧er‧a‧ble [ˌɪrɪˈkʌvrəbl◂] adjective irrecoverable debts or payments cannot or will not be paid back: • Any advance paid would be irrecoverable. * * * irrecoverable UK US /ˌɪrɪˈkʌvərəbl/ adjective ► impossible to get back: »The… …   Financial and business terms

  • Irrecoverable — Ir re*cov er*a*ble, a. Not capable of being recovered, regained, or remedied; irreparable; as, an irrecoverable loss, debt, or injury. [1913 Webster] That which is past is gone and irrecoverable. Bacon. Syn: Irreparable; irretrievable;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • irrecoverable — I adjective beyond recall, incorrigible, irredeemable, irreparable, irretrievable, irreversible, past hope II index incorrigible, irredeemable, irremediable, irreparable …   Law dictionary

  • irrecoverable — (adj.) mid 15c., from O.Fr. irrecovrable, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + recovrable (see RECOVER (Cf. recover)). In same sense irrecuperable (from L.L. irrecuperabilis) is from mid 14c. Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • irrecoverable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not able to be recovered or remedied. DERIVATIVES irrecoverably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • irrecoverable — [ir΄i kuv′ər ə bəl] adj. that cannot be recovered, rectified, or remedied; irretrievable irrecoverably adv …   English World dictionary

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

  • irrecoverable — irrecoverableness, n. irrecoverably, adv. /ir i kuv euhr euh beuhl/, adj. 1. incapable of being recovered or regained: an irrecoverable debt. 2. unable to be remedied or rectified; irretrievable: an irrecoverable loss. [1530 40; IR 2 +… …   Universalium

  • irrecoverable — adjective something that is irrecoverable is lost or has gone and you cannot get it back: irrecoverable costs irrecoverably adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • irrecoverable — /ɪrəˈkʌvərəbəl/ (say iruh kuvuhruhbuhl), / ˈkʌvrə / (say kuvruh ) adjective 1. that cannot be regained: an irrecoverable debt. 2. that cannot be remedied or rectified: irrecoverable sorrow. –irrecoverableness, noun –irrecoverably, adverb …   Australian-English dictionary

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