Cure definition

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A medicine or treatment for restoring health; remedy.
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The office or duties of a curate.
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(ecclesiastical) Spiritual charge or care, as of a priest for a congregation.
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The act or process of preserving a product.
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To preserve (meat, for example), as by salting, smoking, or aging.
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To prepare, preserve, or finish (a substance) by a chemical or physical process.
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To vulcanize (rubber).
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To cause to be free of a disease or unhealthy condition.

Medicine that cured the patient of gout.

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A healing or being healed; restoration to health or a sound condition.
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A system, method, or course of treating a disease, ailment, etc.
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Spiritual charge of persons in a particular district; care of souls.
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The work or position of a curate; curacy.
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A process for curing meat, fish, tobacco, etc.
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To restore to health or a sound condition; make well; heal.
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To get rid of or counteract (an ailment, evil, bad habit, etc.)
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To eliminate (a disease, for example) from the body by medical or other treatment; cause recovery from.

New antibiotics to cure infections.

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The definition of a cure is a remedy or something that will bring back health.

An example of a cure is milk to calm mouth after eating spicy food.

An example of a cure is ice to bring down the swelling of an injury.

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To cure is to restore health, to heal, or to preserve meat, or to process tobacco.

An example of to cure is to use heavy moisturizer to stop dry, chapped skin.

An example of to cure it to preserve fish by covering it with salt.

An example of to cure is to hang tobacco so that it dries and ages.

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A drug or course of medical treatment used to restore health.

Discovered a new cure for ulcers.

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Restoration of health; recovery from disease.

The likelihood of cure.

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Something that corrects or relieves a harmful or disturbing situation.

The cats proved to be a good cure for our mouse problem.

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To cause to be free of, to lose interest in, or to stop doing something.

A remark that cured me of the illusion that I might be a good singer; a bad reaction that cured him of the desire to smoke cigars; a visit to the dentist that cured her of eating sweets.

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To effect a cure or recovery.

A drug that cures without side effects.

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To be prepared, preserved, or finished by a chemical or physical process.

Hams curing in the smokehouse.

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A parish priest, especially in a French-speaking community.
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To get rid of a harmful or undesirable condition in.

Cured him of lying.

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To encourage the proper hardening of (concrete or mortar) by regulating humidity and temperature.
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To preserve (meat, fish, etc.), as by salting or smoking.
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To process (tobacco, leather, etc.), as by drying or aging.
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To bring about a cure.
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To undergo curing, preserving, or processing.

Tobacco cures in the sun.

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In France, a parish priest.
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Restoration of health; recovery from disease.
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A method or course of treatment used to restore health.
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An agent, such as a drug, that restores health; a remedy.
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To eliminate a disease from the body by medical or other treatment; cause recovery from.

New antibiotics to cure infections.

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To prepare, preserve, or finish a substance by a chemical or physical process.
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To cause to be free of a disease or unhealthy condition.

Medicine that cured the patient of gout.

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To cause to be free of, to lose interest in, or to stop doing something.
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A method, device or medication that restores good health.
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Act of healing or state of being healed; restoration to health from disease, or to soundness after injury.
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A process of preservation, as by smoking.
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A process of solidification or gelling.
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(engineering) A process whereby a material is caused to form permanent molecular linkages by exposure to chemicals, heat, pressure and/or weathering.
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Fuller.

Vicarages of great cure, but small value.

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Spiritual charge; care of soul; the office of a parish priest or of a curate.
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That which is committed to the charge of a parish priest or of a curate; a curacy.
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To restore to health.

Unaided nature cured him.

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To bring (a disease or its bad effects) to an end.

Unaided nature cured his ailments.

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To cause to be rid of (a defect).

Experience will cure him of his naïveté.

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To prepare or alter especially by chemical or physical processing for keeping or use.

The smoke and heat cures the meat.

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(intransitive) To bring about a cure of any kind.
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(intransitive) To be undergoing a chemical or physical process for preservation or use.

The meat was put in the smokehouse to cure.

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(intransitive) To solidify or gel.

The parts were curing in the autoclave.

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To remove or remedy (something harmful or disturbing).

Cure a social evil.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cure
Plural:
cures

Origin of cure

  • Middle English from Old French medical treatment from Latin cūra from Archaic Latin coisa-

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French from Old French from Medieval Latin cūrātus curate1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French, cure (“care, cure, healing, cure of souls”), from Latin cura (“care, medical attendance, cure”)

    From Wiktionary