V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: impossible to repair

Synonyms: unfixable, destroyed, incurable, irreversible, hopeless, ruined

Antonyms: saved, rescued, repairable

Tips: The prefix ir- means "not." When it is used with a word, it makes a negative or opposite meaning. The root word of irreparable is repair and means "to fix something." If something is irreparable, it cannot be fixed.

Usage Examples:

I wasn't hurt in the accident, but my car suffered irreparable damage. (unfixable)

The surgeon performed the wrong operation, making an irreparable mistake. (irreversible)

The horrible insult caused irreparable damage to their relationship. (incurable, irreversible)

The fire caused irreparable damage to the building, which had to be torn down and rebuilt. (unfixable, incurable)

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