Definition of curable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkjʊərəb(ə)l/


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.
2(Of plastic, varnish, etc.) able to be hardened by some additive or other agent: [in combination]: 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: /kjʊərəˈbɪlɪti/
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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.


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  • The curably ill are sent straight to a medical camp and are restored to health through a special diet.
  • Statistics indicate that there are over 12 million curably blind people in India.
  • To feed all people sufficiently, to make sure the curably ill are cured, to tend adequately to the incurably ill, to school and house all well, should be our economics.


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

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