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Cure

cure
/kjʊə,kjɔː/
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verb
verb: cure; 3rd person present: cures; past tense: cured; past participle: cured; gerund or present participle: curing; adjective: -cured
1.
relieve (a person or animal) of the symptoms of a disease or condition.
“he was cured of the disease”
synonyms: heal, restore to health, make well, make better, restore, rehabilitate, treat successfully; archaiccleanse
“Casey had been cured, but he needed to convalesce”
eliminate (a disease or condition) with medical treatment.
“this technology could be used to cure diabetes”
solve (a problem).
“a bid to trace and cure the gearbox problems”
synonyms: rectify, remedy, put right, set right, right, set to rights, fix, mend, repair, heal, make better, ameliorate, alleviate, ease; solve, sort out, be the answer/solution to; eliminate, do away with, end, put an end to, remove, counteract, correct
“the belief that economic equality could cure all social ills”
antonyms: exacerbate, aggravate
2.
preserve (meat, fish, tobacco, or an animal skin) by salting, drying, or smoking.
“home-cured ham”
synonyms: preserve, smoke, salt, dry, kipper, pickle
“some farmers cured their own bacon”
harden (rubber, plastic, concrete, etc.) after manufacture by a chemical process such as vulcanization.
“the early synthetic rubbers were much more difficult to cure than natural rubber”
undergo hardening by a chemical process.
“the mastic takes days to cure”
noun
noun: cure; plural noun: cures
1.
a substance or treatment that cures a disease or condition.
“the search for a cure for the common cold”
synonyms: remedy, curative, medicine, medication, medicament, restorative, corrective, antidote, antiserum; (course of) treatment, therapy, healing, alleviation; nostrum, panacea, cure-all; archaicphysic, specific
“a cure for cancer”
restoration to health.
“he was beyond cure”
synonyms: healing, restoration to health
“he was beyond cure”
a solution to a problem.
“the cure is to improve the clutch operation”
synonyms: solution, answer, antidote, nostrum, panacea, cure-all, magic formula; informalquick fix, magic bullet
“interest rate cuts are not the cure for the problem”
2.
the process of curing rubber, plastic, or other material.
3.
a Christian minister’s pastoral charge or area of responsibility for spiritual ministry.
“a benefice involving the cure of souls”
a parish.
“he had been at this cure for four years”
Origin

Middle English (as a noun): from Old French curer (verb), cure (noun), both from Latin curare ‘take care of’, from cura ‘care’. The original noun senses were ‘care, concern, responsibility’, in particular spiritual care (hence cure (sense 3 of the noun)). In late Middle English the senses ‘medical care’ and ‘successful medical treatment’ arose, and hence ‘remedy’.

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