irreversible irreversible  /ˌɪ rɪ ˈvɜr sə bəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) incapable of being reversed

Usage(s):

  1. Lesser amounts can cause scarring of the lungs, which can lead to an irreversible condition called pulmonary fibrosis.
  2. Giuseppe Englaro poses with a picture of his daughter Eluana, who has been in an irreversible coma for the past 16 years.
  3. They are prisoners of demography and cultural shifts that are as irreversible as the physical laws of the universe.

News

  1. Presidential Elections Demonstrate the Resiliency of Iran's Green Movement

    The Green Movement, which seeks to make deep and irreversible changes in the structure of Iran's political system and move the nation closer to a democratic country, was born during Iran's last presidential election on 12 June 2009. -Muhammad Sahimi
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Payvand Iran News

  2. Syrian rebels to tell West: 'Arm us, or Assad gains'

    By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels will use a planned meeting with Western officials to drive home a warning that continued reluctance to arm them will hand an irreversible military advantage to President Bashar al-Assad's Iranian-backed forces. Deeply frustrated by the foot-dragging over military aid, several rebel commanders contrasted what they said was Western preference for ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Drs. Oz and Roizen: Lead exposure- the problem hasn't gone away

    Recognized as the most significant environmental hazard to children in the U.S. and Canada (children's growing bodies absorb lead easily), high blood levels of lead are associated with irreversible IQ deficits, attention-related behavior problems and poor academic achievement.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Oregonian

Quotes

  1. "This weekend isn't about a row over fiscal policy. We all agree about the need for fiscal consolidation. For me, this G20 is about putting the world economy on an irreversible path to recovery," he said.
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: David Cameron Source: Reuters

  2. Mrs. Clinton had demanded that Pyongyang "stop its provocative behavior, halt its policy of threats of belligerence towards its neighbors, and take irreversible steps to fulfill its denuclearization commitments and comply with international law."
    on Jun 13, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Online Journal

  3. "We are going forward," Mandela, then 71, told the roaring throng. "The march toward freedom and justice is irreversible."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Nelson Mandela Source: The Associated Press

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