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Not able to be recovered or remedied; irrecoverable.
- ‘Events were changing the world dramatically, too, at an irrecuperable pace, dissolving the verities of the post-World War II techno-political world system.’
- ‘In case of loss or irrecuperable damage to any of the material loaned, the researcher must replace the instrument either physically or by its monetary value’
- ‘This is an ideal description, however, since we know that dissent emerged, in irrecuperable form, and entire new traditions were generated, or created, by people rejecting, in whole or in part, the chthonic world.’
- ‘The Exonerated is a powerful film depicting the tragic, but true stories of six survivors of death row… all of whom were exonerated only after many years of imprisonment, abuse, and irrecuperable loss.’
Late Middle English: from Old French, from late Latin irrecuperabilis, from Latin in- not + recuperare (see recuperate).
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