Adjective "unretrievable" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/(ˌ)ʌnrɪˈtriːvəbl/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Irretrievable.

    Definitions

    1. to recover or regain: to retrieve the stray ball.

    2. to bring back to a former and better state; restore: to retrieve one's fortunes.

    3. to make amends for: to retrieve an error.

    4. to make good; repair: to retrieve a loss.

    5. Hunting. (of hunting dogs) to fetch (killed or wounded game).

    6. to draw back or reel in (a fishing line).

    7. to rescue; save.

    8. (in tennis, squash, handball, etc.) to make an in-bounds return of (a sh

    More examples(as adjective)

    "words can be unretrievable."

    "assets can be unretrievable."

    Origin

    (retrieve)Late 17th century; earliest use found in Afra Behn (?1640–1689), writer. From un- + retrievable.