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Meaning of INCURABLE

Pronunciation:  in'kyûrubul

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.
    Syn: Irremediable; remediless; irrecoverable; irretrievable;
         irreparable; hopeless.
  2. \In*cur"a*ble\, n.
    A person diseased beyond cure.
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