In*cur"a*ble (?), a. [F. incurable, L. incurabilis. See In- not, and Curable.]

1.

Not capable of being cured; beyond the power of skill or medicine to remedy; as, an incurable disease.

A scirrh is not absolutely incurable. Arbuthnot.

2.

Not admitting or capable of remedy or correction; irremediable; remediless; as, incurable evils.

Rancorous and incurable hostility. Burke.

They were laboring under a profound, and, as it might have seemed, an almost incurable ignorance. Sir J. Stephen.

Syn. -- Irremediable; remediless; irrecoverable; irretrievable; irreparable; hopeless.

 

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In*cur"a*ble, n.

A person diseased beyond cure.

 

© Webster 1913.

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