adjective in·cur·able \(ˌ)in-ˈkyr-ə-bəl\

: impossible to cure : not curable

: not likely to be changed

Full Definition of INCURABLE

:  not curable <an incurable disease>; broadly :  not likely to be changed or corrected <incurable optimism>
incurable noun
in·cur·ably \-blē\ adverb

Examples of INCURABLE

  1. <an incurable flirt at school dances>


Middle English, from Anglo-French or Late Latin; Anglo-French, from Late Latin incurabilis, from Latin in- + curabilis curable
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with INCURABLE

INCURABLE Defined for Kids


adjective in·cur·able \in-ˈkyr-ə-bəl\

Definition of INCURABLE for Kids

:  impossible to cure <an incurable disease>
in·cur·ably \-blē\ adverb
Medical Dictionary


adjective in·cur·able \(ˈ)in-ˈkyr-ə-bəl\

Medical Definition of INCURABLE

:  impossible to cure <an incurable disease>
in·cur·ably \-blē\ adverb


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