[ih-med-i-kuh-buh l]
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Origin of immedicable

First recorded in 1525–35, immedicable is from the Latin word immedicābilis incurable. See im-2, medicable
Related formsim·med·i·ca·ble·ness, nounim·med·i·ca·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of immedicable

  • It has received the immedicable wound; no hellebore can cure it.

  • But the wounds were immedicable, as events were soon to prove.

    William Lloyd Garrison

    Archibald H. Grimke

  • Here was the agony that lurked in pleasure, the immedicable pain which allured—lights gleamed behind swaying veils.

    The Socialist

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

  • The taint was too inveterate to be eradicated; the evil was immedicable; Rome was already effete and moribund.

    The Catacombs of Rome

    William Henry Withrow

  • Hence, multitudes fled from the immedicable evils of society to the solitude of the desert or the mountain.

    The Catacombs of Rome

    William Henry Withrow

British Dictionary definitions for immedicable


  1. (of wounds) unresponsive to treatment
Derived Formsimmedicableness, nounimmedicably, adverb
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immedicable in Medicine


  1. Incurable.
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