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[ri-mee-dee-uh-buh l] /rɪˈmi di ə bəl/
capable of being remedied.
Origin of remediable
1485-95; (< Middle French) < Latin remediābilis curable. See remedy, -able
Related forms
remediableness, noun
remediably, adverb
nonremediable, adjective
nonremediably, adverb
unremediable, adjective
Can be confused
remediable, remedial. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But all this was remediable, even rapidly remediable, as soon as the people recovered their vitality.

    The New Germany George Young
  • He was safe for that day; nothing could yet have been done in his affairs that was not remediable.

    Hester, Volume 3 (of 3) Margaret Oliphant
  • I do not wish to be understood as saying that these defects are, in London at least, remediable.

    The Dwelling House George Vivian Poore
  • But such trifles, after all, were accidental and remediable.

    Song of the Lark Willa Cather
  • If such differences were the result of environment it would be a remediable thing.

    At Large Arthur Christopher Benson
  • They took counsel with Feldmarschall Munnich on the matter; who, after study, declared it a remediable case.

  • All evils are remediable but one, that one which I dare not name.

  • This disorder, as it both contained two Greek appellations and was remediable, I was much inclined to prefer; when, behold!

  • Medical inspection for preventing the spread of contagious disease and for the discovery and cure of remediable physical defects.

    Health Work in the Public Schools Leonard P. Ayres and May Ayres
  • Up to this time its waste and losses, though great, might still have been remediable; but now the incurable course was taken.

Word Origin and History for remediable

1560s, from Middle French remédiable, from Latin remediabilis "that may be healed, curable," from stem of remediare, from remedium (see remedy (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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