[ med-i-kuh-buh l ]
/ ˈmɛd ɪ kə bəl /


responsive to medical treatment; curable.

Origin of medicable

First recorded in 1610–20, medicable is from the Latin word medicābilis healing, curative. See medical, -able
Related formsmed·i·ca·bly, adverbnon·med·i·ca·ble, adjectiveun·med·i·ca·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for medicable

  • It was the aqua tofana undiluted by mercy, instantaneous in its effect, and not medicable by any antidote.

    The Golden Dog|William Kirby
  • It was the Aqua Tofana, undiluted, instantaneous in its effect, and not medicable by antidotes.

    Under the Witches' Moon|Nathan Gallizier

British Dictionary definitions for medicable


/ (ˈmɛdɪkəbəl) /


potentially able to be treated or cured medically

Derived Formsmedicably, adverb
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Medicine definitions for medicable


[ mĕdĭ-kə-bəl ]


Potentially responsive to treatment with medicine; curable.

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