Definition of Incurable

1. Noun. A person whose disease is incurable.




2. Adjective. Incapable of being cured. "An incurable addiction to smoking"
Antonyms: Curable
Derivative terms: Incurability, Incurableness

3. Adjective. Unalterable in disposition or habits. "An incurable optimist"
Similar to: Inalterable, Unalterable
Derivative terms: Incurability

Definition of Incurable

1. a. Not capable of being cured; beyond the power of skill or medicine to remedy; as, an incurable disease.

2. n. A person diseased beyond cure.

Definition of Incurable

1. Adjective. Of an illness, condition, etc, that cannot be cured; healless. ¹

2. Noun. One who cannot be cured. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Incurable

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Incurable

1. A person diseased beyond cure. 1. Not capable of being cured; beyond the power of skill or medicine to remedy; as, an incurable disease. "A scirrh is not absolutely incurable." (Arbuthnot) 2. Not admitting or capable of remedy or correction; irremediable; remediless; as, incurable evils. "Rancorous and incurable hostility." (Burke) "They were laboring under a profound, and, as it might have seemed, an almost incurable ignorance." (Sir J. Stephen) Synonym: Irremediable, remediless, irrecoverable, irretrievable, irreparable, hopeless. Origin: F. Incurable, L. Incurabilis. See In- not, and Curable. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Incurable

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Literary usage of Incurable

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1. The Works of John Locke, in Nine Volumes by John Locke (1824)
"are not to be regarded in measuring these penalties: •' for, say you, as remedies are not provided for the " incurable; so in preparing and tempering them, ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1854)
"Of twenty-six female epileptic patients, sixteen were cured, six were improved, and four were incurable. There were thus twice as many incurable cases among ..."

3. Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists by American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1916)
"WHEN Batty first advocated oophorectomy for incurable cases of dysmenorrhea, when Lawson Tait first recommended the removal of pus tubes, and Hegar proposed ..."

4. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1884)
"ALTHOUGH," says Trousseau,T " epileptiform neuralgia from its nature must be considered as an almost incurable afl'ection, I have always felt it a duty to ..."

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