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medicable

[ med-i-kuh-buhl ]
/ ˈmɛd ɪ kə bəl /
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adjective
responsive to medical treatment; curable.
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Origin of medicable

First recorded in 1610–20, medicable is from the Latin word medicābilis healing, curative. See medical, -able

OTHER WORDS FROM medicable

med·i·ca·bly, adverbnon·med·i·ca·ble, adjectiveun·med·i·ca·ble, adjective
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How to use medicable in a sentence

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

    The Golden Dog|William Kirby
  • He was soon procured, and, prompt of practice, the hurts of Ralph Colleton were found to be easily medicable.

    Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia|William Gilmore Simms
  • 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

medicable
/ (ˈmɛdɪkəbəl) /

adjective
potentially able to be treated or cured medically

Derived forms of medicable

medicably, adverb
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Medical definitions for medicable

medicable
[ mĕdĭ-kə-bəl ]

adj.
Potentially responsive to treatment with medicine; curable.
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