- The definition of irreparable is something that cannot be mended or fixed.
- If someone lies to you and you will never trust that person again, this is a time when the damage to your relationship is irreparable.
- If a vase breaks into 1000 pieces, this is an example of a time when the vase is irreparable.
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Origin: Middle English irreperable from Old French irréparable from Classical Latin irreparabilis
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Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin irreparābilis : in-, not; see in-1 + reparābilis, reparable; see reparable.
- ir·repˌa·ra·bilˈi·ty, ir·repˈa·ra·ble·ness noun
- ir·repˈa·ra·bly adverb