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unreturning

derivation un- + re + turn + -ing; adjective
Used to describe something that cannot to return
 
The author most likely coined this word because he couldn't come up with a proper word in English to describe, in this case, a past that has been lost and cannot be reclaimed. As a result, he decided to derive a word completely anew from existing affixes, and in the end derived a perfect word to describe his past which cannot be revoked and relived.
Etymology : Derived from prefixes "un-" (not), "re-" (again, back), root "turn", and adj suffix "-ing".
Source : "How do I describe a past that cannot return? An unreturnable past?" Conversation with a friend 11/4/11
Last modified: 5 December 2011


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