One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Impossible to retrieve or preserve from potential loss or destruction.‘as many as 160,000 homes may be unsalvageable’
unrecoverable, unreclaimable, irretrievable, irredeemable, irrevocable, unrestorable, irremediable, lost, lost and gone, gone for ever, beyond cure, beyond hope, hopelessView synonyms
- ‘Fuel and tankers became so scarce in the spring of 1942 that oil was scavenged from the unsalvageable battleships still resting on the bottom of Battleship Row.’
- ‘The psychiatrists and other medical staff avoided this ward, making only the bare minimum of calls and writing off the patients there as unsalvageable.’
- ‘The ship was extensively damaged and deemed unsalvageable.’
- ‘Two drops of java on his shirt is enough to make the day unsalvageable.’
- ‘Much of the milk, especially single-serves, became warm and was unsalvageable.’
- ‘The fire was quickly extinguished, but the motorcycle was reduced to a smoking, unsalvageable cinder.’
- ‘Most of the lighting, the heating, cooling, and sound system in the theatre are most likely unsalvageable.’
- ‘By the time they got there, the 106-year-old, three-story gabled house, on the graceful Esplanade, was engulfed in flames and unsalvageable.’
- ‘In his ambivalent report, he notes that many national institutions are "unsalvageable."’
- ‘Hardware was found to be worn out and unsalvageable.’
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