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



    BrE BrE//ɪnˈkjʊərəbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkjʊrəbl//
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  1. 1that cannot be cured an incurable disease/illness opposite curable
  2. 2that cannot be changed synonym incorrigible She's an incurable optimist.
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French, or from late Latin incurabilis, from in- ‘not’ + curabilis (from Latin curare ‘take care of’, from cura ‘care’).
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