Definitions

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  • adj. That cannot be healed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not capable of being healed; incurable.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ healable

Examples

  • The only hard part is when you actually arrive at the planet with the lever, which — I wish someone would explain this to me — is inevitably made from rough-hewn wood, so the splinter-effect another technical term plays a big role in the bumps and bruises and mysterious unhealable cuts.

    Self-Destruction, Vol. 1

  • "It is the unhealable rift forced between a human being and a native place, between the self and its true home: its essential sadness can never be surmounted."

    Dalai Lama: 50 Million People Displaced Around The World

  • Time was, the political left disdained America as fragile -- capitalism had mortal "contradictions," racial and ethnic divisions were unhealable, etc.

    It Is A Bad Time For Jeremiahs

  • I just think it is a mistake, precisely because it feeds the phenomenon of the monster pedophile, to frame child sexual abuse as an unhealable trauma.

    Pedophilia Fears Contributed to Child’s Death

  • No state of sin is absolutely unhealable until God hath variously dealt with men by his Spirit.

    Pneumatologia

  • It seemed to her, now, that nothing mattered except that their love for each other, their faith in each other, should be saved from some unhealable hurt.

    The Glimpses of the Moon

  • There is scarcely an Afrikander family without an unhealable wound.

    My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War

  • I imagine this is not uncommon among married people, -- this unhealable break in their routine of association when one departs.

    The Plum Tree

  • That, whatever labour I may spend on this or any other bit of work -- whatever changes or confirmations time and experience may bring to my views of people and things -- I cannot now ask her approval of the one, or delight in the play of her strong intellect and bright wit over the other, is an unhealable sorrow with which no one sympathizes more fully than you.

    Six to Sixteen A Story for Girls

  • Jacobinism; (Moniteur, Seance du 18 Juin 1792.) which emphatic Letter will not heal the unhealable.

    The French Revolution

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