What does the word curable mean?

  • That which is susceptible of cure. An epithet applied to both patients and diseases.

Usage examples for curable

  1. These latter I look upon as being no less simply curable than a cold in the head or a trifling dyspepsia. – Green Tea; Mr. Justice Harbottle by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu
  2. Having entered a protest against all objections from these quarters, I may the more freely inquire, from history and experience, how far policy has contributed in all times to alleviate those evils which Providence, that perhaps has designed us for a state of imperfection, has imposed; how far our physical skill has cured our constitutional disorders; and whether it may not have introduced new ones, curable perhaps by no skill. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  3. To a representation that his determination might convert a curable to a fatal malady, he replied, " I shall at least have the consolation that my death will be an eternal dishonour to the English nation who sent me to this climate to die under the hands of . – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  4. Tatham says:- Much practice is requisite to form a judicious discernment concerning the state and progress of the ripening leaf; yet care must be used to cut up the plant as soon as it is sufficiently ripe to promise a good curable condition, lest the approach of frost should tread upon the heels of the crop- master; for in this case, tobacco will be among the first plants that feel its influence, and the loss to be apprehended in this instance, is not a mere partial damage by nipping, but a total consumption by the destruction of every plant. – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings
  5. Action is all very well in moderation, but in these United States of yours it is developed into a fever, or frenzy rather, curable only by a breakdown or death. – Lord Stranleigh Abroad by Robert Barr

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