from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Incurable.
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- adj. Incurable; not able to be assisted by medicine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not to be healed; incurable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not amenable to medicine; incapable of being healed; incurable.
In the south, the disease, virulent and immedicable, had nearly annihilated the race of man; storm and inundation, poisonous winds and blights, filled up the measure of suffering.
It keeps up a perpetual fever in my veins; it frets my immedicable wound; it is instinct with poison.
The evil was so wide-spreading, so violent and immedicable, that no care, no prevention could be judged superfluous, which even added a chance to our escape.
This then is the scope or design of those things which the apostle has said, or will yet say -- to shew that human nature has endured those things which are immedicable, and that it cannot be restored to soundness by any other than by Christ, and by him alone.
He learns to bear what he cannot prevent, knowing that courage and patience make tolerable immedicable ills.
_Dydo_, with the Purple flowre for the wounde of _Pius Æneas_: And finding my heart strooken and inwardly pricking, secretly filled and compressiuely stuft; recording and gathering together into it, varyable thoughts and working of Loue, my immedicable wounde grewe greater and greater.
He was brought up to believe in God and he has never felt with poignant sympathy enough the abysmal, immedicable woes of human-kind to have his faith disturbed.
Even as an arrow through a cloud, darting from the string when Parthian hath poisoned it with bitter gall, Parthian or Cydonian, and sped the immedicable shaft, leaps through the swift shadow whistling and unknown; so sprung and swept to earth the daughter of Night.
Make right the immemorial infamies, perfidious wrongs, immedicable woes?
The Indians of San Francisco were as immedicable as they were hideous; but the fathers belabored them with sticks and heaven with prayer, and had so far succeeded that if as yet they had sown piety no higher than the knees, they had trained some twelve hundred pairs of hands to useful service.