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EtymologyEdit

From ir- +‎ reversible.

AdjectiveEdit

irreversible (not comparable)

  1. Incapable of being reversed or turned about or back; incapable of being made to run backward.
    an irreversible engine
  2. Incapable of being reversed, recalled, repealed, or annulled.
    an irreversible sentence or decree
    • 2014 April 21, “Subtle effects”, in The Economist, volume 411, number 8884:
      Manganism has been known about since the 19th century, when miners exposed to ores containing manganese [] began to totter, slur their speech and behave like someone inebriated. The poisoning was irreversible, and soon ended in psychosis and death.
  3. (thermodynamics) Incapable of being reversed to the original state without consumption of free energy and increase of entropy.

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EtymologyEdit

From ir- +‎ reversible.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

irreversible (masculine and feminine plural irreversibles)

  1. irreversible

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

AdjectiveEdit

irreversible

  1. inflection of irreversibel:
    1. definite singular
    2. plural

Norwegian NynorskEdit

AdjectiveEdit

irreversible

  1. inflection of irreversibel:
    1. definite singular
    2. plural

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ir- +‎ reversible.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ireberˈsible/, [ireβerˈsiβle]

AdjectiveEdit

irreversible (plural irreversibles)

  1. irreversible (not able to be reversed)
    Antonym: reversible

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