Definition of curable in English:


Syllabification: cur·a·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈkyo͝orəbəl


  • 1(Of a disease or condition) able to be cured: most skin cancers are completely curable
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    • While some of these disorders are curable, chronic renal disease usually isn't.
    • All in all, monolingualism is a curable disease.
    • That limbo was fertile ground for creating a ‘state of moral schizophrenia’ which turned out to be more of a mental block than a curable condition.
  • 1.1(Of plastic, varnish, etc.) able to be hardened by some additive or other agent: a radiation-curable coating
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    • However, the key to the new system has been the next generation of UV curable resins.
    • By design, radiation curable coatings, inks, and adhesives are sensitive to UV radiation.
    • A UV curable primer and clear topcoat, which use a hybrid cure mechanism for enhanced performance, have been developed.



Pronunciation: /ˌkyo͝orəˈbilitē/
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  • These concerns are not essentially narcissistic and not necessarily anti-analytical in the sense that made Freud pessimistic about the curability of narcissists.
  • And as he said, we assume from everything he said that like many other patients, he's been picked up within this window of curability.
  • Initially, to improve curability, induction therapy was given to patients with tumors that were judged to be resectable.


late Middle English: from Old French, or from late Latin curabilis, from Latin curare (see cure).

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