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remediable

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Definition capable of being remedied (fixed)
  • Malnutrition is a remediable problem that kills millions of children each year.
  • It was that Mrs. Bulstrode, having heard of Lydgate's debts, had been anxious to know whether her husband could not do something for poor Rosamond, and had been much troubled on learning from him that Lydgate's affairs were not easily remediable, and that the wisest plan was to let them "take their course."
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • The moral wretchedness of Thenardier, the bourgeois who had missed his vocation, was irremediable.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "ir-" in irremediable means not and reverses the meaning of remediable. This prefix is sometimes used before words beginning with "R" as seen in words like irrational, irregular, and irresistible.)
  • She did not tell anyone, for she was resigned to the fact that it was one of the many irremediable defects of old age.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "ir-" in irremediable means not and reverses the meaning of remediable. This prefix is sometimes used before words beginning with "R" as seen in words like irrational, irregular, and irresistible.)
  • There might still remain in her mind a changed association with him which made an irremediable difference—a lasting flaw.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "ir-" in irremediable means not and reverses the meaning of remediable. This prefix is sometimes used before words beginning with "R" as seen in words like irrational, irregular, and irresistible.)
  • Should he impose his galleys on those two dazzling children, or should he consummate his irremediable engulfment by himself?
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "ir-" in irremediable means not and reverses the meaning of remediable. This prefix is sometimes used before words beginning with "R" as seen in words like irrational, irregular, and irresistible.)
  • She said to her own irremediable grief, that it should make her more helpful, instead of driving her back from effort.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "ir-" in irremediable means not and reverses the meaning of remediable. This prefix is sometimes used before words beginning with "R" as seen in words like irrational, irregular, and irresistible.)
  • And that too, his nothing, is as irremediable as your all.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "ir-" in irremediable means not and reverses the meaning of remediable. This prefix is sometimes used before words beginning with "R" as seen in words like irrational, irregular, and irresistible.)
  • It was something like the terrible and irremediable despair of adolescence Why, I didn't even believe until now that he was so.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "ir-" in irremediable means not and reverses the meaning of remediable. This prefix is sometimes used before words beginning with "R" as seen in words like irrational, irregular, and irresistible.)
  • He was afraid of saying something irremediably cruel.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "ir-" in irremediably means not and reverses the meaning of remediably. This prefix is sometimes used before words beginning with "R" as seen in words like irrational, irregular, and irresistible.)
  • These are great evils; and it must be added that they appear to me to be irremediable.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "ir-" in irremediable means not and reverses the meaning of remediable. This prefix is sometimes used before words beginning with "R" as seen in words like irrational, irregular, and irresistible.)
  • Their calamities were of ancient date, and they knew them to be irremediable.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "ir-" in irremediable means not and reverses the meaning of remediable. This prefix is sometimes used before words beginning with "R" as seen in words like irrational, irregular, and irresistible.)
  • The irremediable fact of her death did nothing to alter our reunion.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "ir-" in irremediable means not and reverses the meaning of remediable. This prefix is sometimes used before words beginning with "R" as seen in words like irrational, irregular, and irresistible.)
  • The evil is now irremediable, and it has been entirely your own doing.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "ir-" in irremediable means not and reverses the meaning of remediable. This prefix is sometimes used before words beginning with "R" as seen in words like irrational, irregular, and irresistible.)
  • Was it because even on the verge of committing an irremediable wrong she could weep at the consequence of an act which she felt powerless to avoid?
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "ir-" in irremediable means not and reverses the meaning of remediable. This prefix is sometimes used before words beginning with "R" as seen in words like irrational, irregular, and irresistible.)
  • How could he participate in something as irremediably filthy as Haitian politics?
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "ir-" in irremediably means not and reverses the meaning of remediably. This prefix is sometimes used before words beginning with "R" as seen in words like irrational, irregular, and irresistible.)
  • Philip had only lived fourteen years, but those years had, most of them, been steeped in the sense of a lot irremediably hard.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "ir-" in irremediably means not and reverses the meaning of remediably. This prefix is sometimes used before words beginning with "R" as seen in words like irrational, irregular, and irresistible.)
  • But the weakening of the English seemed irremediable.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "ir-" in irremediable means not and reverses the meaning of remediable. This prefix is sometimes used before words beginning with "R" as seen in words like irrational, irregular, and irresistible.)
  • She looks at pa; all her failing life appears to drain into her eyes, urgent, irremediable.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "ir-" in irremediable means not and reverses the meaning of remediable. This prefix is sometimes used before words beginning with "R" as seen in words like irrational, irregular, and irresistible.)
  • But her father's strict regime soon provided an irremediable difficulty.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
(Editor's note:  The prefix "ir-" in irremediable means not and reverses the meaning of remediable. This prefix is sometimes used before words beginning with "R" as seen in words like irrational, irregular, and irresistible.)

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