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incurable

[in-kyoo r-uh-buh l] /ɪnˈkyʊər ə bəl/
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
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Late Latin incūrābilis. See in-3, curable
Related forms
incurability, incurableness, noun
incurably, adverb
Synonyms
2. unflagging, incorrigible, relentless.
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British Dictionary definitions for in-curably

incurable

/ɪnˈkjʊərəbəl/
adjective
1.
(esp of a disease) not curable; unresponsive to treatment
noun
2.
a person having an incurable disease
Derived Forms
incurability, incurableness, noun
incurably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for in-curably

incurable

adj.

mid-14c., from Old French incurable (13c.), from Late Latin incurabilis, from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + curabilis "curable" (see curable). Related: Incurably.

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in-curably in Medicine

incurable in·cur·a·ble (ĭn-kyur'ə-bəl)
adj.
Being such that a cure is impossible; not curable.

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