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Potentially responsive to treatment with medicine; curable: medicable conditions; a medicable complaint.


(Medicine) potentially able to be treated or cured medically
ˈmedicably adv


(ˈmɛd ɪ kə bəl)

treatable; curable.
[1610–20; < Latin]
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Dekker's rendering of the Empress as a syphilitic wet nurse personifies Roman Catholicism as a disease-carrying mother, whore, and wet nurse who infects and fosters mental and physical disfigurement as a result of lustful and illicit behaviour considered medicable itself but spreading incurable diseases of the will outward from the Empress to her members.
The faith in progress, the move from theoretical rationalism to practical empiricism, the increasingly widespread view of health as a commodity, the new notions of hygiene and preventative medicine, the growth of public courses in private amphitheatres, the ascendancy of surgery, the flourishing of the periodical press and especially of medical journals--all led to an "expansion of the medicable.