irreversible

[ ir-i-vur-suh-buh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF irreversible
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But it is as safe to assume that the revolution is irreversible, setbacks aside.

Irreversible gelation is usually spoken of as "coagulation."

They begin with their main argument, that the acts of councils are irreversible.

The progress there is unmistakable; but it is not yet irreversible.

It is generally held that death in these cases is due to an irreversible heat coagulation of proteins.

Madame told me in conclusion that, for reasons which I did not know, the official decree was irreversible.

The dictating angels hover over the heads of the gifted maids, one of whom writes with rapid pen the irreversible decrees of Fate.

More than this, it is a triumph which has pronounced the irreversible doom of slavery in all countries and for all time.

God's word is an irreversible command, fulfilling itself with all the necessity of a law of nature.

Thus the discourse starts with impeachment, and ends with irreversible doom.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from assimilated form of in- (1) "not, opposite of" + reversible. Related: Irreversibly.

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