Definitions

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

  • adj. Potentially responsive to treatment with medicine; curable: medicable conditions; a medicable complaint.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Capable of being medicated; admitting of being cured or healed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being medicated; admitting of being cured or healed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of medication; that may be cured or healed.

Etymologies

Latin medicabilis, from medicare, medicari, to heal, from medicus physician. See medical. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Furthermore this bit is Lindsay, not Farmer - but I'm sure that she would agree with it, the idea of fertility as a medicable condition, requiring powerful drugs or even surgical interventions to prevent a woman's body from doing exactly what it does naturally, is basicaly and ultimately the idea that femaleness itself is such a condition, a sort of XX Syndrome.

    Abortion Figures Shame This Country

  • It was the aqua tofana undiluted by mercy, instantaneous in its effect, and not medicable by any antidote.

    The Golden Dog

  • He was soon procured, and, prompt of practice, the hurts of Ralph Colleton were found to be easily medicable.

    Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia

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