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[ih-med-i-kuh-buh l] /ɪˈmɛd ɪ kə bəl/
Origin of immedicable
First recorded in 1525-35, immedicable is from the Latin word immedicābilis incurable. See im-2, medicable
Related forms
immedicableness, noun
immedicably, adverb Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • 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


(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)

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