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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Being such that a cure is impossible; not curable: an incurable disease.
  • adj. Incapable of being altered, as in disposition or habits: an incurable optimist; an incurable smoker.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of an illness, condition, etc, that cannot be cured; healless.
  • n. One who cannot be cured.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not capable of being cured; beyond the power of skill or medicine to remedy.
  • adj. Not admitting or capable of remedy or correction; irremediable; remediless.
  • n. A person diseased beyond cure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not curable; beyond the power of skill or medicine: as, an incurable disease.
  • Not admitting correction: as, incurable evils.
  • n. A person diseased beyond the possibility of cure.

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

  • adj. unalterable in disposition or habits
  • adj. incapable of being cured
  • n. a person whose disease is incurable

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