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ir·re·vers·i·ble

(ir'rē-ver'si-bĕl),
Incapable of being reversed; permanent.
[L. in- (ir-) neg. + re-verto, pp. -versus, to turn back]

ir·re·vers·i·ble

(ir'rĕ-vĕr'si-bĕl)
Incapable of being reversed; permanent.
[L. in- (ir-) neg. + re-verto, pp. -versus, to turn back]
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Sahin, "Performance optimization of irreversible refrigerators based on a new thermo-ecological criterion," International Journal of Refrigeration, vol.
In irreversible pulpitis, local anesthesia after inferior alveolar nerve (IANB) block is inadequate and the pain is too severe for endodontist to proceed.
In this study, compressive strength values increased as storage time increased, even in a moist environment, for all irreversible hydrocolloids tested.
Once a donor has been without circulation long enough that autoresuscitation cannot occur, and since DCD donors have do-not-resuscitate orders and medical resuscitation will not occur, the permanent cessation of circulation inevitably and rapidly evolves into irreversible cessation.
Extended irreversible thermodynamics: An overview of recent bibliography.
Irreversible electroporation: a new ablation modality--clinical implications.
A SOUTH Wales town centre is in danger of irreversible decline unless it improves its shopping facilities, according to a new report.
Esta ultima --a tono con la modificacion a la Constitucion Socialista Cubana (2002) que declaro el socialismo irrevocable-- expresa que "la politica cultural martiana, antidogmatica, creadora y participativa, de Fidel y Raul [sic], fundada con 'Palabras a los intelectuales', es irreversible".
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a medical condition of unknown etiology with poor prognosis in which progressive fibrosis of the alveolar walls produces irreversible "honeycomb lung", in which a high-resolution CT scan of the lung yields a honeycomb pattern.
While trends are by no means irreversible (though the two words are often found together), in most applications the word trend applies to something that endures beyond the next "year in review" feature story.
Thank you for the timely article "Points of Light." With this article and Al Gore's film, An Inconvenient Truth, I do not understand why the world will not wake up to the irreversible damage being done to our planet by global warming.
In Quebec, as elsewhere in North America, the numbers of brain deaths has declined while a growing number of patients with a poor and irreversible prognosis are kept alive artificially on a respirator in the intensive care or emergency unit.