irreclaimable

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ir- +‎ reclaimable

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irreclaimable

  1. Incapable of being reclaimed; not reclaimable.
    irreclaimable land
  2. Unredeemable.
    an irreclaimable criminal
    • 1836, Grantley Berkeley, Berkeley Castle: An Historical Romance (volume 1, page 174)
      Even then, Wingfield endeavoured to retain the hawk by the substitution of another — young Kate, as he called her, a wild, raking bird as ever flew, whose kitish propensities had, some time before, led him to give her up as irreclaimable.

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