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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.
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.
There is a nice window of curability, and then ultimately, if you miss that window of curability, that's when you're in trouble.
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.
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.
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.
His affirmations about the curability of insanity received national attention and played an important role in hastening the founding of hospitals in other states.
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.
They never abandoned their faith in the curability of insanity.
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.