Definitions

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

  • adj. Possible to treat; responsive to treatment: a treatable disorder.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Manageable; tractable; hence, moderate; not violent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

treat +‎ -able (Wiktionary)

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.

    CNN.com

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

    Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno Dies

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Mar 22, 2007

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

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

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

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  • It lists post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a "treatable" problem.

    THE WALKING DEAD / P.T.S.D. REVISITED

  • Nearly 6 million people have died in the region since 1996 due to the war and conflict related causes such as treatable disease, malnutrition and related violence, including the documented rapes of 200,000 women and children.

    Georgianne Nienaber: Candidates Silent On Resource War In Congo

  • He observed that the existential vacuum was a widespread phenomenon of the 20th Century and underscored that these conditions were not truly understandable, let alone "treatable," unless the existential vacuum underlying them was recognized.

    Alex Pattakos: Our Cry For Meaning: Aggression, Addiction, Depression

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