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[med-i-kuh-buh l] /ˈmɛd ɪ kə bəl/
responsive to medical treatment; curable.
Origin of medicable
First recorded in 1610-20, medicable is from the Latin word medicābilis healing, curative. See medical, -able
Related forms
medicably, adverb
nonmedicable, adjective
unmedicable, adjective Unabridged
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  • It was the Aqua Tofana, undiluted, instantaneous in its effect, and not medicable by antidotes.

    Under the Witches' Moon Nathan Gallizier
  • It was the aqua tofana undiluted by mercy, instantaneous in its effect, and not medicable by any antidote.

    The Golden Dog William Kirby
British Dictionary definitions for medicable


potentially able to be treated or cured medically
Derived Forms
medicably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for medicable

1610s, from Latin medicabilis "curable," from medicare (see medical).

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medicable in Medicine

medicable med·i·ca·ble (měd'ĭ-kə-bəl)
Potentially responsive to treatment with medicine; curable.

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