Definitions

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

  • adjective Possible to treat; responsive to treatment.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Tractable; well-disposed; affable.
  • Yielding; complaisant.
  • Disposed; inclined.
  • Moderate; not violent or excessive.

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

  • adjective obsolete Manageable; tractable; hence, moderate; not violent.

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

  • adjective Able to be treated; not incurable or intractable.

Etymologies

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treat +‎ -able

Examples

  • His family said in a statement released to The Associated Press that the 85-year-old Paterno continues to undergo a "regimen of treatments" after being diagnosed two months ago with what they call a treatable form of lung cancer.

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  • His family said in a statement released to The Associated Press that the 85-year-old Paterno continues to undergo a "regimen of treatments" after being diagnosed two months ago with what they call a treatable form of lung cancer.

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  • His family said in a statement released to The Associated Press that the 85-year-old Paterno continues to undergo a "regimen of treatments" after being diagnosed two months ago with what they call a treatable form of lung cancer.

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  • He was diagnosed with what his family called a treatable form of lung cancer shortly after he was fired.

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  • CANDY CROWLEY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, I heard two people who came to a decision, obviously jointly, that -- I was most struck and wanted to ask Elizabeth actually when she was on the set about it not being curable but it being treatable, which is not how one tends to think of cancer.

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  • In a statement released to The Associated Press, his family said that the 85-year-old Paterno continues to undergo a "regimen of treatments" after being diagnosed two months ago with what they have termed a treatable form of lung cancer.

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  • Since then, Paterno has been diagnosed with what his family has called a treatable form of lung cancer.

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  • Joe Paterno has been diagnosed with what his family has called a treatable form of lung cancer.

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  • Paterno was also diagnosed days after his firing with what his family called a treatable form of lung cancer.

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  • Paterno was also diagnosed days after his firing with what his family called a treatable form of lung cancer.

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