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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishirretrievableir‧re‧triev‧a‧ble /ˌɪrɪˈtriːvəbəl◂/ adjective formal  1 CHANGE/MAKE something DIFFERENTan irretrievable situation cannot be made right again the irretrievable breakdown of their marriage2 irretrievable lossirretrievably adverb irretrievably lost
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irretrievableAfter money is transferred out of the U.S., it's practically irretrievable.Gentle was still on the other shore, part of her history; irretrievable.He regretted not having started sooner, knowing now that the mystery of those four days was irretrievable.Once waste materials have become mixed, the problems increase enormously and certain substances become virtually irretrievable.And the loss was inpart the loss of some aspect of herself, as irretrievable as past happiness.The only ground for divorce is the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.Others will say there are further matters which can destroy the very heart of a marriage and lead to irretrievable breakdown.I desperately attempted to draw my oar nearer to me, but in doing so created an immediate and irretrievable imbalance.
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