Definitions

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

  • adjective Being such that a cure is impossible; not curable.
  • adjective Incapable of being altered, as in disposition or habits.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not curable; beyond the power of skill or medicine: as, an incurable disease.
  • Not admitting correction: as, incurable evils.
  • noun A person diseased beyond the possibility of cure.

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

  • noun A person diseased beyond cure.
  • adjective Not capable of being cured; beyond the power of skill or medicine to remedy.
  • adjective Not admitting or capable of remedy or correction; irremediable; remediless.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of an illness, condition, etc, that cannot be cured; healless.
  • noun One who cannot be cured.

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

  • adjective unalterable in disposition or habits
  • adjective incapable of being cured
  • noun a person whose disease is incurable

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Examples

  • But Hashemi believed that ultimately this would not solve the problem, which he described as incurable, between the Taliban government and the United States.

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  • An emergency motion filed with the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago says Ryan's wife went into septic shock, a complication of her treatment for what the motion describes as incurable cancer of the lungs, back, pelvis, ribs and liver.

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  • An emergency motion filed with the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago says Ryan's wife went into septic shock, a complication of her treatment for what the motion describes as incurable cancer of the lungs, back, pelvis, ribs and liver.

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  • An emergency motion filed with the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago says Ryan's wife went into septic shock, a complication of her treatment for what the motion describes as incurable cancer of the lungs, back, pelvis, ribs and liver.

    Ex-Governor George Ryan's Wife In Intensive Care

  • The emergency motion filed with the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago says Ryan's wife went into septic shock, a complication of her treatment for what the motion describes as incurable cancer of the lungs, back, pelvis, ribs and liver.

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  • An emergency motion filed with the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago says Ryan's wife went into septic shock, a complication of her treatment for what the motion describes as incurable cancer of the lungs, back, pelvis, ribs and liver.

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  • They are searching for a cure for the incurable, which is why the family you're about to meet is about to go to China really responding only to the promises on a Web site.

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  • We are dealing with women that we would classify as incurable patients.

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  • At some point in time, every so-called incurable disease has been cured.

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  • He was the one everyone always called the incurable optimist.

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