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irreducible

 [ir″rĕ-doo´sĭ-b'l]
not susceptible to reduction, as a fracture, hernia, or chemical substance.

ir·re·duc·i·ble

(ir'rē-dū'si-bĕl, i-rē-),
1. Not reducible; incapable of being made smaller.
2. In chemistry, incapable of being made simpler, or of being replaced, hydrogenated, or reduced in positive charge.

irreducible

/ir·re·duc·i·ble/ (ir″ĭ-doo´sĭ-b'l) not susceptible to reduction, as a fracture, hernia, or chemical substance.

irreducible

[ir′əd(y)o̅o̅′sibəl]
Etymology: L, in, not, reducere, to bring back
unable to be returned to the normal position or condition, as an irreducible hernia. See also incarcerate.

ir·re·duc·i·ble

(ir'rĕ-dū'si-bĕl)
1. Not reducible; incapable of being made smaller.
2. chemistry Incapable of being made simpler, or of being replaced, hydrogenated, or reduced in positive charge.

irreducible

Incapable of being replaced or restored to a former state, as in the case of a HERNIA or a fracture. Irreversible.

irreducible

not susceptible to reduction, as a fracture, hernia or chemical substance.