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
On Oct. 28, 2015, he was diagnosed with an incurable type of lymphoma.
In the last instance, Philby is driven by the incurable drug of deceit itself.
Embryonic stem cells may be used to replace diseased and failing tissues, and treat now-incurable diseases, from cancer to Parkinson’s.
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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 century
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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