The definition of curable is able to be fixed or made healthy.
An example of curable used as an adjective is in the sentence, "Researchers hope to make cancer curable."
Being such that curing or healing is possible: curable diseases.
(comparative more curable, superlative most curable)
- Capable of being cured.
From Old French curable
- Sometimes curable by bone marrow transplant, but potentially fatal, aplastic anemia is characterized by decreased production of red and white blood cells and platelets (disc-shaped cells that are a key component of blood coagulation).
- Gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis are curable in most cases with antibiotics, although antibiotic-resistant strains do exist.
- While HSV and HPS are not curable, outbreaks can be managed and infection generally has little effect on quality of life.
- Alcoholism is a curable disease, but people with alcoholism can suffer from many medical problems if not treated.
- It is not curable, but its symptoms can be diminished with spectacles or contact lenses.