[ir-i-doo-suh-buh l, -dyoo-] /ˌɪr ɪˈdu sə bəl, -ˈdyu-/
not reducible; incapable of being reduced or of being diminished or simplified further:
the irreducible minimum.
incapable of being brought into a different condition or form.
not able to be reduced or lessened
not able to be brought to a simpler or reduced form
1530s, from assimilated form of in- (1) “not, opposite of” + reducible. Related: Irreducibly; irreducibility.
irreducible ir·re·duc·i·ble (ĭr’ĭ-dōō’sə-bəl, -dyōō’-)
ir’re·duc’i·bil’i·ty or ir’re·duc’i·ble·ness n.
- Irreducible hernia
irreducible hernia n. A hernia that cannot be reduced without surgery. Also called incarcerated hernia.
[ir-i-flek-siv] /ˌɪr ɪˈflɛk sɪv/ adjective 1. not . /ˌɪrɪˈflɛksɪv/ adjective 1. (logic) (of a relation) failing to hold between each member of its domain and itself: `… is distinct from …’ is irreflexive Compare reflexive (sense 4), nonreflexive
[ir-i-fawr-muh-buh l] /ˌɪr ɪˈfɔr mə bəl/ adjective 1. insusceptible to reforming influences; incorrigible. 2. not subject to improvement; final; perfect: irreformable doctrine.
[ih-ref-ruh-guh-buh l] /ɪˈrɛf rə gə bəl/ adjective 1. not to be disputed or contested. /ɪˈrɛfrəɡəbəl/ adjective 1. not able to be denied or refuted; indisputable adj. “that cannot be refuted,” 1530s, from Late Latin irrefragabilis, from assimilated form of in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + Latin refragari “to oppose, contest,” from re- “back” […]