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incurable

[ in-kyoor-uh-buhl ]
/ ɪnˈkyʊər ə bəl /
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adjective
not curable; that cannot be cured, remedied, or corrected: an incurable disease.
not susceptible to change: his incurable pessimism.
noun
a person with an incurable disease.
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Origin of incurable

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English, from Late Latin incūrābilis; see in-3, curable

OTHER WORDS FROM incurable

in·cur·a·bil·i·ty [in-kyoor-uh-bil-i-tee], /ɪnˌkyʊər əˈbɪl ɪ ti/, in·cur·a·ble·ness, nounin·cur·a·bly, adverb
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How to use incurable in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for incurable

incurable
/ (ɪnˈkjʊərəbəl) /

adjective
(esp of a disease) not curable; unresponsive to treatment
noun
a person having an incurable disease

Derived forms of incurable

incurability or incurableness, nounincurably, adverb
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Medical definitions for incurable

incurable
[ ĭn-kyurə-bəl ]

adj.
Being such that a cure is impossible; not curable.
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