treatable

adjective

treat·​able ˈtrē-tə-bəl How to pronounce treatable (audio)
: capable of being treated : yielding or responsive to treatment
a treatable disease
treatability noun

Examples of treatable in a Sentence

The infection is treatable with antibiotics.
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of treatable was in the 14th century

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“Treatable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/treatable. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

treatable

adjective
treat·​able ˈtrēt-ə-bəl How to pronounce treatable (audio)
: capable of being treated : yielding or responsive to treatment
a treatable disease
treatability noun
plural treatabilities

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