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curable

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Pronunciation: /ˈkjʊərəb(ə)l
 
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Definition of curable in English:

adjective

1(Of a disease or condition) able to be cured: most skin cancers are completely curable
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
2(Of plastic, varnish, etc.) able to be hardened by some additive or other agent: [in combination]: a radiation-curable coating
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

curability

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • 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.

curably

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • 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.

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