un·​cur·​able ˌən-ˈkyu̇r-ə-bəl How to pronounce uncurable (audio)
: unable to be cured : incurable
an uncurable illness
… an unfortunate but uncurable perverseness in our natures …Henry Fielding

Examples of uncurable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Throughout, what remains a constant is Dr. Fanti’s new philosophy of practicing medicine and of trying to find ways to cure even rare diseases that are considered uncurable. Nick Vivarelli, Variety, 25 Mar. 2022 In the third year of Nixon’s first term, America’s economy faced seemingly uncurable unemployment and inflation. Daniel Casse, WSJ, 1 Jan. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uncurable was in the 14th century

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“Uncurable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncurable. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


un·​cur·​able ˌən-ˈkyu̇r-ə-bəl How to pronounce uncurable (audio)
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