irretrievable meaning, irretrievable definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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If you talk about irretrievable damage or an irretrievable situation, you mean that the damage or situation is so bad that there is no possibility of putting it right.  
FORMAL      adj   (=irreparable)  
...a country in irretrievable decline.     
  irretrievably      adv   usu ADV with v  
Eventually her marriage broke down irretrievably.     
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