[kyoo r-uh-buh l]
- capable of being cured.
Origin of curable
1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin cūrābilis, equivalent to cūrā(re) to care for (derivative of cūra care) + -bilis -ble
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Examples from the Web for curability
These ideas of the curability of the disease and of its non-heredity are extremely important and supremely suggestive.
The fact that most of us have had the disease, and have recovered, conclusively demonstrates its curability.
He was quite willing that she should so see his case; he was easier to live with, no doubt, on this assumption of his curability.The Shadow of Life
Anne Douglas Sedgwick
- capable of being cured
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Word Origin and History for curability
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Capable of being cured or healed.
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