Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Being such that curing or healing is possible.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of being healed or cured; admitting a remedy: as, a curable disease or patient; a curable evil.
  • Capable of curing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Capable of being cured; admitting remedy.

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  • adjective Capable of being cured.

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

  • adjective curing or healing is possible
  • adjective capable of being hardened by some additive or other agent

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Examples

  • When people talk about it being treatable, they are distinguishing it from being curable, which is something we can't do.

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  • I did that and as a consequence of that, tomorrow morning I'm going to have surgery from a superb pioneering surgeon, Dr. Patrick Walsh, who has broken through with respect to what they call nerve sparing surgery and surgery which reduces bleeding and maximizes the long-term curable possibilities.

    CNN Transcript Feb 11, 2003

  • How many is AIDS killing in comparison with the tens of millions of children and adults that die each year from malnutrition and disease, from what the WHO calls curable diseases?

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  • So, the singer, for personal reasons, comes to think that homosexuality is 'curable'.

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  • So, the singer, for personal reasons, comes to think that homosexuality is 'curable'.

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  • Often, this argument depends on whether deafness is seen as a medical condition of the individual "curable" for some through cochlear implants or as a culture to be celebrated.

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  • Often, this argument depends on whether deafness is seen as a medical condition of the individual "curable" for some through cochlear implants or as a culture to be celebrated.

    Pioneer plans town for sign language users

  • His office says the tumor is "curable" and will require treatment over the next few months.

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  • CIA missile strike misses Taliban commander, kills his brother in latest blow to insurgents Gearing up for likely 2012 bid, Pawlenty outlines conservative vision, faith to conservatives Democratic Rep. Brad Ellsworth says he's running for Evan Bayh's Indiana Senate seat NJ's Lautenberg, nation's 2nd-oldest US senator, has 'curable' lymphoma of stomach

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  • U.S. S.nator Frank Lautenberg (D) of New Jersey has 'curable' stomach cancer, according to his office.

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