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Meaning of INCURABLE

Pronunciation:  in'kyûrubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a person whose disease is incurable
  2. [adj]  unalterable in disposition or habits; "an incurable optimist"
  3. [adj]  being such that a cure is impossible; "an incurable disease"; "an incurable addiction to smoking"
  4. [adj]  without hope of cure; "incurable cancer"
 

INCURABLE is a 9 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: hopeless, inalterable, unalterable
 
 Antonyms: curable
 
 See Also: diseased person, sick person, sufferer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \In*cur"a*ble\, a. [F. incurable, L. incurabilis. See
    {In-} not, and {Curable}.]
    1. Not capable of being cured; beyond the power of skill or
       medicine to remedy; as, an incurable disease.
    
             A scirrh is not absolutely incurable. --Arbuthnot.
    
    2. Not admitting or capable of remedy or correction;
       irremediable; remediless; as, incurable evils.
    
             Rancorous and incurable hostility.    --Burke.
    
             They were laboring under a profound, and, as it
             might have seemed, an almost incurable ignorance.
                                                   --Sir J.
                                                   Stephen.
    
    Syn: Irremediable; remediless; irrecoverable; irretrievable;
         irreparable; hopeless.
    
    
  2. \In*cur"a*ble\, n.
    A person diseased beyond cure.
    
    
 
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