Definition of curable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkjʊərəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkjʊrəbl//
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(of an illness) that can be cured Most skin cancers are curable if treated early. opposite incurable Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, or from late Latin curabilis, from Latin curare ‘take care of’, from cura ‘care’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: curable