Definitions

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

  • adj. Incurable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

Etymologies

From Middle French immedicable and its source, Latin immedicābilis. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    The Last Man

  • It keeps up a perpetual fever in my veins; it frets my immedicable wound; it is instinct with poison.

    The Last Man

  • 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.

    The Last Man

  • 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.

    The Works of James Arminius, Vol. 2

  • He learns to bear what he cannot prevent, knowing that courage and patience make tolerable immedicable ills.

    Education and the Higher Life

  • _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.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • 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.

    Christianity and Progress

  • 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.

    The Aeneid of Virgil

  • Make right the immemorial infamies, perfidious wrongs, immedicable woes?

    Poems Teachers Ask For Selected by readers of "Normal Instructor-Primary Plans"

  • 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.

    Rezánov

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