1 impossible to reverse or be reversed; "irreversible momentum toward revolution" [ant: reversible]
2 impossible to reverse or undo; "an irreversible decree"
- Incapable of being reversed or turned about or back; incapable of being made to run backward; as, an irreversible engine.
- Incapable of being reversed, recalled, repealed, or annulled; as, an irreversible sentence or decree.
- (Thermodynamics) Incapable of being reversed to the original state without consumption of free energy and increase of entropy.
Irreversible may refer to:
irreversible in French: Irréversible
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