curable

[ kyoo r-uh-buh l ]
/ ˈkyʊər ə bəl /

adjective

capable of being cured.

Nearby words

  1. cupulometry,
  2. cur,
  3. cur dog,
  4. cur.,
  5. cur. adv. vult,
  6. curacao,
  7. curacy,
  8. curagh,
  9. curandera,
  10. curanderismo

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 Formscurability or curableness, nouncurably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for curable

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

Medicine definitions for curable

curable

[ kyurə-bəl ]

adj.

Capable of being cured or healed.

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