curable

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adjective cur·able \ˈkyu̇r-ə-bəl, ˈkyər-\

Definition of curable

  1. :  capable of being cured a curable illness

curability

play \ˌkyu̇r-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē, ˌkyər-\ noun

curableness

play \ˈkyu̇r-ə-bəl-nəs, ˈkyər-\ noun

curably

play \ˈkyu̇r-ə-blē, ˈkyər-\ adverb

Examples of curable in a sentence

  1. Most cases are curable with proper treatment.

14th Century

First Known Use of curable

14th century


CURABLE Defined for English Language Learners

curable

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adjective cur·able \ˈkyu̇r-ə-bəl, ˈkyər-\

Definition of curable for English Language Learners

  • : possible to cure


CURABLE Defined for Kids

curable

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adjective cur·able \ˈkyu̇r-ə-bəl\

Definition of curable for Students

  1. :  possible to bring about recovery from :  possible to cure a curable disease


Medical Dictionary

curable

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adjective cur·able \ˈkyu̇r-ə-bəl\

Medical Definition of curable

  1. :  capable of being cured

curability

noun plural

curabilities


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