- able to be treated, especially medically: Some diseases are treatable but not curable.
Origin of treatable
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Examples from the Web for treatable
Thankful that I made it this far without fearing dying of a treatable illness because I had no insurance.From Socially Isolated Nerd to Jeopardy! Bad Boy: A Thank You Note
November 27, 2014
For those with serious, but treatable conditions, these measures are life saving.Families and Physicians Debate the True Meaning of Brain Death
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Richard Joseph
January 14, 2014
This contact said the agent was treatable with Visostgman-Physostigmine, Alberodquisan, and Vitamin B6.Yes, Syria Used Chemical Weapons
January 22, 2013
The research in this area is clear: They are not treatable and these offenders pose the greatest risk to the public.Sandusky Lawyer Reveals Appeal Plan
October 11, 2012
They will be telling the world that childhood psychiatric and learning disorders are real, common, and treatable.Dr. Harold Koplewicz: a New Poll That Trivializes ADHD Is Nonsense
Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz
May 7, 2012
Then the kings called the King of Ireland, and found him goodly and treatable.Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II)
Now, demoralization is not a treatable condition—not, certainly, in the medical sense.
Most psychological conditions (there are exceptions, as we will see) are not, at least at present, treatable in the medical sense.