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  1. cure
  2. verb

    • 1. relieve (a person or animal) of the symptoms of a disease or condition:

      he was cured of the disease centuries of science have not cured us of our superstitions
      Synonym : heal, restore to health, make well, make better, restore, rehabilitate, treat successfully, cleanse
    • 2. eliminate (a disease, condition, or injury) with medical treatment:

      this technology could be used to cure diabetes
    • 3. solve (a problem):

      stopping foreign investment is no way to cure the fundamental problem
      Synonym : 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
    • 4. preserve (meat, fish, tobacco, or an animal skin) by various methods such as salting, drying, or smoking:

      home-cured ham some farmers cured their own bacon
    • 5. 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
    • 6. undergo curing by a chemical process:

      the mastic takes days to cure


  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: cure, plural noun: cures

    • v.: verb: cure, 3rd person present: cures, gerund or present participle: curing, past tense: cured, past participle: cured

    • noun

      a parish priest in a French-speaking country or region.
    • verb

      relieve (a person or animal) of the symptoms of a disease or condition:

      eliminate (a disease or condition) with medical treatment:

    • noun

      a substance or treatment that cures a disease or condition:

      restoration to health:

    • noun

      a parish priest in a French-speaking country.
    • noun

      a medicine or other remedy that will supposedly cure any ailment:

      a solution to any problem:

    • verb

      another term for dry-salt
    • noun

      a form of psychotherapy that relies on verbal interaction, especially psychoanalysis.
    • noun

      a period spent in inactivity or leisure with the intention of improving one's physical or mental health.
    • noun

      a session of treatment by hydropathy.
    • verb

      cure (tobacco) using heat from pipes or flues connected to a furnace:
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