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curable

[kyoo r-uh-buh l] /ˈkyʊər ə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being cured.
Origin of curable
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin cūrābilis, equivalent to cūrā(re) to care for (derivative of cūra care) + -bilis -ble
Related forms
curability, curableness, noun
curably, adverb
uncurable, adjective
uncurableness, noun
uncurably, adverb
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  • It is supposed that she is uncurable by all wise and rational means of persuasion.

  • Where defects are uncurable, the teacher must show how they may be palliated and sometimes even converted into graces.

    A Treatise on the Art of Dancing Giovanni-Andrea Gallini
  • How easily may many a disease be cured, if it be taken in time, which afterwards is uncurable!

  • Not that he could make her from woman to man, or redeem her from the uncurable propensities her sex had given her.

    On the Seaboard August Strindberg
British Dictionary definitions for uncurable

curable

/ˈkjʊərəbəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being cured
Derived Forms
curability, curableness, noun
curably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for uncurable

curable

adj.

late 14c., from cure (v.) + -able; or from Old French curable (13c.) and directly from Late Latin curabilis, from Latin curare.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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uncurable in Medicine

curable cur·a·ble (kyur'ə-bəl)
adj.
Capable of being cured or healed.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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