Adjective "irreversible" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Not able to be undone or altered.
  1. 'And though it looks attractive, it causes irreversible liver damage to horses and cattle which eat it.'
  2. 'Do you think that our tourism industry is in permanent and irreversible decline, or do you think we will soon see the situation improve?'
  3. 'A marriage before God is a sacrosanct thing, an act of union in the eyes of God, irreversible and permanent.'
  4. 'They seem to envisage an irreversible downward spiral leading to the depopulation of Australia.'
  5. 'The eye condition is irreversible and the study discovered that smoking was responsible for one in-five cases.'
  6. 'Since the surgery is irreversible, the patients will experience less pain while resting.'
  7. 'The future effects are unknown, but drug experts fear they may include irreversible brain damage or mental illness.'
  8. 'Its repeal is a matter of urgency before irreversible damage is done to the energy market, the economy as a whole and to democracy itself.'
  9. 'His efforts need to be given momentum that is as irreversible as the economic reforms sweeping the country.'
  10. 'If they become convinced they are wasting both time and resources, a pull-out will be swift and irreversible.'


1. not reversible; incapable of being changed: His refusal is irreversible.

More examples(as adjective)

"processes can be irreversible in/at/on todays."

"processes can be irreversible."

"damages can be irreversible."

"changes can be irreversible."

"reforms can be irreversible."

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