curable

adjective cur·able \ ˈkyu̇r-ə-bəl , ˈkyər- \
Updated on: 17 May 2018

Definition of curable

: 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.

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First Known Use of curable

14th century

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CURABLE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of curable for English Language Learners

  • : possible to cure


CURABLE Defined for Kids

curable

adjective cur·able \ ˈkyu̇r-ə-bəl \

Definition of curable for Students

: possible to bring about recovery from : possible to cure
  • a curable disease

Medical Dictionary

curable

adjective cur·able \ ˈkyu̇r-ə-bəl \

medical Definition of curable

: capable of being cured

curability

noun, plural -ties

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