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INCURABLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does incurable mean? 

INCURABLE (noun)
  The noun INCURABLE has 1 sense:

1. a person whose disease is incurable

  Familiarity information: INCURABLE used as a noun is very rare.


INCURABLE (adjective)
  The adjective INCURABLE has 2 senses:

1. incapable of being cured
2. unalterable in disposition or habits

  Familiarity information: INCURABLE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INCURABLE (noun)


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Meaning:

A person whose disease is incurable

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("incurable" is a kind of...):

diseased person; sick person; sufferer (a person suffering from an illness)


INCURABLE (adjective)


Sense 1incurable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Incapable of being cured

Context examples:

an incurable disease / an incurable addiction to smoking

Antonym:

curable (curing or healing is possible)


Sense 2incurable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unalterable in disposition or habits

Context example:

an incurable optimist

Similar:

inalterable; unalterable (not capable of being changed or altered)


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