treatable

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English tretable, from treten (treat) and Old French traitable, Anglo-Norman tretable; equivalent to treat +‎ -able.

Adjective[edit]

treatable (comparative more treatable, superlative most treatable)

  1. Able to be treated; not incurable.
    In the 1980s, AIDS was not a treatable disease, and as a consequence the mortality rate at that time was very high.
  2. (dated) Not intractable; moderate.