curable

[ kyoo r-uh-buh l ]
/ ˈkyʊər ə bəl /

adjective

capable of being cured.

Origin of curable

1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin cūrābilis, equivalent to cūrā(re) to care for (derivative of cūra care) + -bilis -ble

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British Dictionary definitions for curable

curable
/ (ˈkjʊərəbəl) /

adjective

capable of being cured

Derived forms of curable

curability or curableness, nouncurably, adverb
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Medicine definitions for curable

curable
[ kyurə-bəl ]

adj.

Capable of being cured or healed.
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