[kyoo r-uh-buh l]
- 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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Examples from the Web for curable
But it remains a curable illness, and one that does not require course after course of antibiotics.Predator Doctors Take Advantage of Patients With ‘Chronic Lyme’ Scam
September 19, 2014
Homosexuality must be curable, it argues, since the Torah would not forbid something which is impossible to avoid.Gay Orthodox Jews Sue Over Therapy That Claims to ‘Cure’ Them
November 27, 2012
Diabesity is nearly 100 percent preventable, treatable, and very often curable.The Real Fight Over Health Care Should Be Against Diabetes and Obesity
Mark Hyman, MD
March 23, 2012
Gangrene is not curable by current medical intervention once past a certain point in its progression, except by amputation.Can Meditation Cure Disease?
December 25, 2010
How curable it is—caught soon enough—and how deadly it is if ignored.Carly's Cancer Warning
November 20, 2009
For there are two classes of souls who undergo punishment—the curable and the incurable.Gorgias
My system cures all that is curable when intelligently applied.Doctor Jones' Picnic
S. E. Chapman
"You seem to think that some diseases are curable by faith and some not, Dr. Beswick," she said.The Faith Doctor
But through its application ninety-five per cent of cancers are now curable.A Prize for Edie
Jesse Franklin Bone
Vitiligo and lichens are deformities of the skin, but they are curable.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II)
- capable of being cured
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Word Origin and History for curable
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Capable of being cured or healed.
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