adjective something that is irrecoverable is lost or has gone and you cannot get it back: irrecoverable costs — irrecoverably adverb

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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 — 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

  • 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 — /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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