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irreparable damage

This page is about the collocation irreparable damage

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

damage that's too serious to repair

For example

  • Can the building be repaired, or is the damage irreparable?

  • Damage to the brain caused by repeated blows to the head is often irreparable.

Note:
A similar collocation is "irreparable harm"

Quick Quiz

The floods caused irreparable damage to the road, so

a. we'll have to rebuild it

b. we'll have to repair it

c. we'll have to use it

Contributor: Matt Errey