[ri-mee-dee-uh-buh l]


capable of being remedied.

Origin of remediable

1485–95; (< Middle French) < Latin remediābilis curable. See remedy, -able
Related formsre·me·di·a·ble·ness, nounre·me·di·a·bly, adverbnon·re·me·di·a·ble, adjectivenon·re·me·di·a·bly, adverbun·re·me·di·a·ble, adjective
Can be confusedremediable remedial Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for remediable

harmless, curable, limited, slight, superficial

Examples from the Web for remediable

Historical Examples of remediable

  • All evils are remediable but one, that one which I dare not name.

  • But the evil which is remediable should be dealt with more in sorrow than anger.



  • I do not wish to be understood as saying that these defects are, in London at least, remediable.

    The Dwelling House

    George Vivian Poore

  • He was safe for that day; nothing could yet have been done in his affairs that was not remediable.

    Hester, Volume 3 (of 3)

    Margaret Oliphant

  • But such trifles, after all, were accidental and remediable.

    Song of the Lark

    Willa Cather

Word Origin and History for remediable

1560s, from Middle French remédiable, from Latin remediabilis "that may be healed, curable," from stem of remediare, from remedium (see remedy (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper