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Incurable

Incurable
a person diseased beyond cure.
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)
Synonym: Irremediable, remediless, irrecoverable, irretrievable, irreparable, hopeless.
Origin: f. Incurable, L. Incurabilis. See In- not, and Curable.


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