Origin of curable
1350–1400; Middle EnglishRelated formscur·a·bil·i·ty, cur·a·ble·ness, nouncur·a·bly, adverbun·cur·a·ble, adjectiveun·cur·a·ble·ness, nounun·cur·a·bly, adverb
(< Middle French
) < Latin cūrābilis,
equivalent to cūrā(re
) to care for (derivative of cūra
care) + -bilis -ble
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Historical Examples of curability
These ideas of the curability of the disease and of its non-heredity are extremely important and supremely suggestive.
The fact that most of us have had the disease, and have recovered, conclusively demonstrates its curability.
He was quite willing that she should so see his case; he was easier to live with, no doubt, on this assumption of his curability.
British Dictionary definitions for curabilityDerived Formscurability or curableness, nouncurably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for curability
late 14c., from cure (v.) + -able; or from Old French curable (13c.) and directly from Late Latin curabilis, from Latin curare.
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- Capable of being cured or healed.
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