irreversibly irreversibly  /ˌɪ rɪ ˈvɜr səb li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in an irreversible manner

Usage(s):

  1. The phenomenon that Hansen describes is actually a natural, beneficial atmospheric process that many scientists believe has gone awry -- perhaps irreversibly.
  2. Hiroshima changed a lot of thingsbasically, irreversibly.
  3. Even if the ANC manages to emerge intact from the leadership bloodletting, the party's status will have been irreversibly diminished.

News

  1. Intelligence director: NSA court order leak 'reprehensible,' could irreversibly harm security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Intelligence director: NSA court order leak 'reprehensible,' could irreversibly harm security.        
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  2. Intelligence director: NSA court order leak 'reprehensible,' could irreversibly harm security - Quincy Herald-Whig ...

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Intelligence director: NSA court order leak 'reprehensible,' could irreversibly harm security.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Quincy Herald-Whig

  3. Intelligence chief blasts NSA document leaks

    The director of national intelligence says the NSA court order leak is "reprehensible" and could irreversibly harm security.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: KGO-TV Bay Area

Quotes

  1. ...the annual Statistical Review of World Energy, BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward said the centre of gravity in global energy markets had tilted "sharply and irreversibly towards the emerging nations of the world, especially China."
    on Jun 10, 2009 By: Tony Hayward Source: Reuters

  2. "Our generation has inherited an incredibly beautiful world from our parents and they from their parents," Branson told reporters, with Clinton at his side. "We must not be the generation responsible for irreversibly damaging the environment....
    on Sep 20, 2006 By: Richard Branson Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Our study convinced us that current choices regarding carbon dioxide emissions will have legacies that will irreversibly change the planet," said Solomon, who is based at NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colo.
    on Jan 27, 2009 By: Susan Solomon Source: Science Daily (press release)

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