- that cannot be bought back
- that cannot be converted into coin, as certain kinds of paper money
- that cannot be reformed, saved, salvaged, etc.; hopeless
Origin of irredeemablesee in- and redeemable
- That cannot be bought back or paid off: an irredeemable annuity.
- Not convertible into coin.
- Impossible to remedy: irredeemable losses.
- Impossible to redeem or reform: an irredeemable evil.