[ tree-tuh-buhl ]


  1. able to be treated, especially medically:

    Some diseases are treatable but not curable.

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Other Words From

  • treata·bili·ty noun
  • non·treata·ble adjective
  • un·treata·ble adjective
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Example Sentences

If employees are found with such conditions, the audit said, operators wouldn’t be forced to resign or transfer jobs because those conditions are treatable.

While heat exhaustion, when caught, is treatable with fluids, rest, and a cooler environment, it can escalate into heat stroke, which can involve damage to the brain, kidneys, liver, and other internal organs.

Some cancers also may be slow-growing and are treatable despite a later diagnosis, but others are not.

I think that that’s one of the reasons why they’re actually putting this pause on this is that this is something that’s treatable, but it’s treatable in a way that is different from how you would normally treat a blood clot situation.

This meant that treatable cancers went undetected until they were advanced.

Thankful that I made it this far without fearing dying of a treatable illness because I had no insurance.

For those with serious, but treatable conditions, these measures are life saving.

This contact said the agent was treatable with Visostgman-Physostigmine, Alberodquisan, and Vitamin B6.

The research in this area is clear: They are not treatable and these offenders pose the greatest risk to the public.

They will be telling the world that childhood psychiatric and learning disorders are real, common, and treatable.

Now, demoralization is not a treatable condition—not, certainly, in the medical sense.

Most psychological conditions (there are exceptions, as we will see) are not, at least at present, treatable in the medical sense.

Then the kings called the King of Ireland, and found him goodly and treatable.