Definition of incurable
: not curable an incurable disease; broadly : not likely to be changed or corrected incurable optimism
incurablyplay \(ˌ)in-ˈkyu̇r-ə-blē\ adverb
Examples of incurable in a Sentence
an incurable flirt at school dances
Recent Examples of incurable from the Web
So Pete is once again trying to raise money, but this time for himself and others like him who need help paying for in-home care needed to battle the incurable disease.
The disease, which causes tremors, slow movement, muscle stiffness and lack of balance, is incurable.
The next figure down, a shaman wearing a colorful bear-claw headdress and holding a rattle and mortar and pestle, represents doctors and caregivers battling cancer — and giving comfort to those who, like James, prove incurable.
Staying on track The New York Times has the inspiring story of Gabriele Grunewald, who continues to run professionally despite being diagnosed with a rare, incurable cancer that has a 15-year survival rate of 40%.
The disease is incurable but often has long remission times—which has been the case with Meschery.
Impaired smell is one of the earliest and most common symptoms of both, and researchers hope a better understanding will improve diagnosis and help unlock some of the secrets of these incurable conditions.
This is especially true for incurable conditions that damage the retina, the layer of light-sensitive cells at the back of the eye.
On Oct. 28, 2015, he was diagnosed with an incurable type of lymphoma.
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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
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
INCURABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of incurable for English Language Learners
: impossible to cure : not curable
: not likely to be changed
INCURABLE Defined for Kids
Definition of incurable for Students
: impossible to cure an incurable disease
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