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immedicable

[ih-med-i-kuh-buh l] /ɪˈmɛd ɪ kə bəl/
adjective
1.
Origin of immedicable
1525-1535
First recorded in 1525-35, immedicable is from the Latin word immedicābilis incurable. See im-2, medicable
Related forms
immedicableness, noun
immedicably, adverb
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  • It has received the immedicable wound; no hellebore can cure it.

  • But the wounds were immedicable, as events were soon to prove.

    William Lloyd Garrison Archibald H. Grimke
  • Here was the agony that lurked in pleasure, the immedicable pain which allured—lights gleamed behind swaying veils.

    The Socialist Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • The taint was too inveterate to be eradicated; the evil was immedicable; Rome was already effete and moribund.

    The Catacombs of Rome William Henry Withrow
  • Hence, multitudes fled from the immedicable evils of society to the solitude of the desert or the mountain.

    The Catacombs of Rome William Henry Withrow
  • Buddhism denied Brahm and every tenet of Brahmanism, save only that which concerned the immedicable misery of life.

British Dictionary definitions for immedicable

immedicable

/ɪˈmɛdɪkəbəl/
adjective
1.
(of wounds) unresponsive to treatment
Derived Forms
immedicableness, noun
immedicably, adverb
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immedicable in Medicine

immedicable im·med·i·ca·ble (ĭ-měd'ĭ-kə-bəl)
adj.
Incurable.

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