[ kyoor-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈkyʊər ə bəl /
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capable of being cured.
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Origin of curable
1350–1400; Middle English (<Middle French ) <Latin cūrābilis, equivalent to cūrā(re) to care for (derivative of cūra care) + -bilis-ble
OTHER WORDS FROM curable
cur·a·bil·i·ty, cur·a·ble·ness, nouncur·a·bly, adverbun·cur·a·ble, adjectiveun·cur·a·ble·ness, noun
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How to use curable in a sentence
At sixteen, he writes with all a youth's solemnity of "a hurt of the heart uncurable."Little Journeys To the Homes of the Great, Volume 3 (of 14)|Elbert Hubbard
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)|Richard Baxter
It is supposed that she is uncurable by all wise and rational means of persuasion.A Christian Directory (Part 2 of 4)|Richard Baxter
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|Giovanni-Andrea Gallini
Was she responsible for the "hurt of the heart uncurable," of which he wrote a few months later?The Mother of Washington and Her Times|Sara Agnes Rice Pryor
British Dictionary definitions for curable
/ (ˈkjʊərəbəl) /
capable of being cured
Derived forms of curablecurability or curableness, nouncurably, adverb
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