in curability

incurable

[in-kyoor-uh-buhl]
adjective
1.
not curable; that cannot be cured, remedied, or corrected: an incurable disease.
2.
not susceptible to change: his incurable pessimism.
noun
3.
a person suffering from an incurable disease.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English < Late Latin incūrābilis. See in-3, curable

incurability, incurableness, noun
incurably, adverb


2. unflagging, incorrigible, relentless.
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incurable (ɪnˈkjʊərəbəl)
 
adj
1.  (esp of a disease) not curable; unresponsive to treatment
 
n
2.  a person having an incurable disease
 
incura'bility
 
n
 
in'curableness
 
n
 
in'curably
 
adv

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incurable
1340, from O.Fr. incurable (13c.), from L. incurabilis, from in- "not" + curabilis "curable" (see cure).
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incurable in·cur·a·ble (ĭn-kyur'ə-bəl)
adj.
Being such that a cure is impossible; not curable.

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