Incurable
Incurable In*cur"a*ble, a. [F. incurable, L. incurabilis. See {In-} not, and {Curable}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not capable of being cured; beyond the power of skill or medicine to remedy; as, an incurable disease. [1913 Webster]

A scirrhus is not absolutely incurable. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

2. Not admitting or capable of remedy or correction; irremediable; remediless; as, incurable evils. [1913 Webster]

Rancorous and incurable hostility. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


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