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  • n. The state of being curable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being curable; curableness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being curable; the fact of admitting of cure.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. capability of being cured or healed


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  • To me, this means that questions about Marcus Bachmann's alleged belief in the "curability" of homosexuality, which is a rather fringe sentiment, is more politically relevant than Emmett Ford's conviction on corruption charges.

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  • Lots of people on the internet have mocked the stance of the church to which she now apparently does not belong on the "curability" of homosexuality.

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  • There is a nice window of curability, and then ultimately, if you miss that window of curability, that's when you're in trouble.

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  • And as Dr. Holden said, we assume from everything he said that like many other patients, he's been picked up within this window of curability.

    CNN Transcript - Larry King Live: What's the Best Way to Treat Prostate Cancer? - April 27, 2000

  • In like vein, psychiatrists have vacillated between emphasizing curability and chronicity, between extreme optimism and a more fatalistic pessimism, and between a commitment to deal with the severely mentally ill and a search to find other kinds of patients.

    The Mad Among Us

  • Mental hygiene incorporated a variety of beliefs; it implied a pessimistic attitude insofar as curability was concerned while simultaneously affirming an optimistic faith in the possibility of prevention.

    The Mad Among Us

  • His affirmations about the curability of insanity received national attention and played an important role in hastening the founding of hospitals in other states.

    The Mad Among Us

  • William M. Awl and Woodward—both of whom played a prominent role in popularizing the concept of curability—claimed a recovery rate in recent cases defined as ill for less than a year of 80 percent or higher.

    The Mad Among Us

  • They never abandoned their faith in the curability of insanity.

    The Mad Among Us

  • At the annual meetings of the AMSAII in 1857, one superintendent described foreigners as “more noisy, destructive, and trouble-some,” while another commented on the low curability rates of the Irish in particular.

    The Mad Among Us

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