treatable

adjective
treat·​able | \ ˈtrē-tə-bəl How to pronounce treatable (audio) \

Definition of treatable

: capable of being treated : yielding or responsive to treatment a treatable disease

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Other Words from treatable

treatability \ ˌtrē-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce treatability (audio) \ noun

Examples of treatable in a Sentence

The infection is treatable with antibiotics.

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Hemorrhaging is another common but easily treatable complication. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Why do so many moms die and suffer in the US? Stupid negligence," 27 July 2018 Doctors told the couple that Wilkin’s cancer was treatable, but not curable. Char Adams, PEOPLE.com, "Mom with Terminal Cancer Plans to Give Family 'a Roadmap' for Her Death: 'It Gives Me Comfort'," 26 June 2018 Without medicines, treatable diseases such as HIV and malaria have become rampant. Anthony Faiola And Rachelle Krygier, Washington Post, "A historic exodus is leaving Venezuela without teachers, doctors and electricians," 3 June 2018 Without medicines, treatable diseases such as HIV and malaria have become rampant. Anthony Faiola And Rachelle Krygier, Washington Post, "A historic exodus is leaving Venezuela without teachers, doctors and electricians," 3 June 2018 Addiction disorders are like most other chronic diseases — treatable, occasionally fatal, and with symptoms that wax and wane over a lifetime. Melissa Stein, STAT, "Privacy laws are hurting the care of patients with addiction," 13 July 2018 Without medicines, treatable diseases such as HIV and malaria have become rampant. Anthony Faiola And Rachelle Krygier, chicagotribune.com, "A historic exodus is leaving Venezuela without teachers, doctors and electricians," 4 June 2018 The cost of housing and feeding inmates is far greater than the cost of giving care for treatable medical conditions, not to mention the human and economic toll of neglecting mental illness, estimated to be $100 billion annually. WSJ, "Hospitals Lose With Medicaid Expansion," 6 Nov. 2018 Though the condition is treatable, decreased fertility is still more likely in men who have had this condition. Jennifer Gerson, Marie Claire, "Can Men Cause Fertility Issues?," 1 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of treatable

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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treatable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of treatable

medical : capable of being improved or cured with medical care

treatable

adjective
treat·​able | \ ˈtrēt-ə-bəl How to pronounce treatable (audio) \

Medical Definition of treatable

: capable of being treated : yielding or responsive to treatment a treatable disease

Other Words from treatable

treatability \ ˌtrēt-​ə-​ˈbil-​ət-​ē How to pronounce treatability (audio) \ noun, plural -ties

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