incurable

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

Definition of incurable

  1. :  not curable an incurable disease; broadly :  not likely to be changed or corrected incurable optimism

incurable

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incurably

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Examples of incurable in a Sentence

  1. an incurable flirt at school dances

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Origin and Etymology of incurable

Middle English, from Anglo-French or Late Latin; Anglo-French, from Late Latin incurabilis, from Latin in- + curabilis curable


INCURABLE Defined for English Language Learners

incurable

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adjective

Definition of incurable for English Language Learners

  • : impossible to cure : not curable

  • : not likely to be changed


INCURABLE Defined for Kids

incurable

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adjective in·cur·able \in-ˈkyu̇r-ə-bəl\

Definition of incurable for Students

  1. :  impossible to cure an incurable disease

incurably

\-blē\ adverb

Medical Dictionary

incurable

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

Medical Definition of incurable

  1. :  impossible to cure an incurable disease

incurably

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