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irreversible


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Irreversible  \Ir`re*vers"i*ble\,  a. 
  1.  Incapable  of  being  reversed  or  turned  about  or  back 
  incapable  of  being  made  to  run  backward;  as  an 
  irreversible  engine. 
 
  2.  Incapable  of  being  reversed,  recalled,  repealed,  or 
  annulled;  as  an  irreversible  sentence  or  decree. 
 
  This  rejection  of  the  Jews,  as  it  is  not  universal, 
  so  neither  is  it  final  and  irreversible.  --Jortin. 
 
  Syn:  Irrevocable;  irrepealable;  unchangeable. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  irreversible 
  adj  1:  impossible  to  reverse  or  be  reversed;  "irreversible  momentum 
  toward  revolution"  [ant:  {reversible}] 
  2:  impossible  to  reverse  or  undo;  "an  irreversible  decree" 




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