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incurable (ɪnˈkjʊərəbəl



  1. (esp of a disease) not curable; unresponsive to treatment



  1. a person having an incurable disease

Derived Forms

inˌcuraˈbility, or inˈcurableness  noun
inˈcurably  adverb

Translations for 'incurable'

  • British English: incurable If someone has an incurable disease, they cannot be cured of it. ADJECTIVEHe is suffering from an incurable skin disease.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: incurável
  • Chinese: 无法治愈的无無法治愈癒的
  • European Spanish: incurable
  • French: incurable
  • German: unheilbar
  • Italian: incurabile
  • Japanese: 不治の
  • Korean: 불치의
  • Portuguese: incurável
  • Spanish: incurable

Example Sentences Including 'incurable'

Politics seemed to bc a disease of the Irish, totally incurable and occasionally terminal.
Terman, Douglas Cormorant
`It strikes me that it is you who are the incurable romantic," Pitois said.
Hilton, John Buxton Displaced Person
But you're an incurable romantic, darling -- your head literally in the clouds.
Davis, John Gordon Seize the Reckless Wind


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