Share this entry

Share this page

medicable

Line breaks: med¦ic|able
Pronunciation: /ˈmɛdɪkəb(ə)l
 
/

Definition of medicable in English:

adjective

archaic
Able to be treated or cured medically.
Example sentences
  • We're no longer sure whether despair is a sin, as the Bible says, or a medicable illness, or a rational response to an insane world.

Origin

late 16th century (in the sense 'possessing medicinal properties'): from Latin medicabilis, from medicari 'administer remedies to' (see medicate).

Definition of medicable in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day prepotent
Pronunciation: prɪˈpəʊt(ə)nt
adjective
greater than others in power or influence