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immedicable

Line breaks: im¦med¦ic|able
Pronunciation: /ɪˈmɛdɪkəb(ə)l
 
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Definition of immedicable in English:

adjective

archaic
Unable to be healed or treated; incurable.
Example sentences
  • The evil was so wide-spreading, so violent and immedicable, that no care, no prevention could be judged superfluous, which even added a chance to our escape.

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin immedicabilis, from in- 'not' + medicabilis (see medicable).

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