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incurable (ɪnˈkjʊərəbəl Pronunciation for incurable



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


  1. a person having an incurable disease

Derived Forms

inˌcuraˈbility, 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'

A chemical found in red wine may quell inflammation in a severe and incurable lung disease in humans, suggests a new study.
New Scientist (2003)
According to the latest figures, seven people thought to have the incurable disease are still alive.
Belfast Telegraph (2004)
Although the basic disease is incurable , as you pointed out, there is hope on the horizon.
Ottawa Sun (2003)
But you're an incurable romantic, darling -- your head literally in the clouds.
Davis, John Gordon Seize the Reckless Wind
Dear Lord Jesus, we pray for all those who suffer from incurable diseases.
Aiken, Nick (Compiler) More Prayers for Teenagers
Politics seemed to bc a disease of the Irish, totally incurable and occasionally terminal.
Terman, Douglas Cormorant
The incurable disease was blamed for 143 deaths in Britain during a mad cow disease outbreak in the 1980s.
canada.com (2004)
`It strikes me that it is you who are the incurable romantic," Pitois said.
Hilton, John Buxton Displaced Person


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