[kyoo r-uh-buh l]
- capable of being cured.
Origin of curable
1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin cūrābilis, equivalent to cūrā(re) to care for (derivative of cūra care) + -bilis -ble
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Examples from the Web for uncurable
It is supposed that she is uncurable by all wise and rational means of persuasion.A Christian Directory (Part 2 of 4)
Where defects are uncurable, the teacher must show how they may be palliated and sometimes even converted into graces.A Treatise on the Art of Dancing
Not that he could make her from woman to man, or redeem her from the uncurable propensities her sex had given her.On the Seaboard
How easily may many a disease be cured, if it be taken in time, which afterwards is uncurable!A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)
- capable of being cured
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Word Origin and History for uncurable
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Capable of being cured or healed.
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