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irrevocable (adj) (of a decision, action, etc.,) unchangeable or unstoppable.

An irrevocable decision is a decision that cannot be changed or reversed. An irrevocable action cannot be undone. The change in the pattern of our life caused by industrialization is irrevocable. That is, the use of machines in place of manual labor has changed our lives permanently. The ouster of Saddam Hussein in Iraq is irrevocable. That is, there is no question of Saddam Hussein heading the government in Iraq again. Nothing is irrevocable in politics. That is, in politics no situation is permanent. Any moment anything may happen, to change a situation supposed to be permanent.

  • The government says that its decision to increase the fuel prices is irrevocable. The international fuel prices continue to rise, and so the domestic price has to be increased, it claims.
  • The computer has brought about an irrevocable change in our lives. There is no question of our going back to days of manual operation of sophisticated machines.
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