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Meaning of CURE

Pronunciation:  kyûr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
  2. [v]  provide a cure for, make healthy again
  3. [v]  prepare by chemical processing in order to preserve; "cure meats"

CURE is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: curative, heal, remedy
 See Also: acoustic, aid, alleviant, alleviator, antidote, application, balm, care for, counterpoison, cure-all, dun, emetic, help, keep, lenitive, lotion, magic bullet, medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine, nauseant, nostrum, ointment, palliative, panacea, preserve, preventative, preventive, prophylactic, recuperate, salve, treat, treatment, unction, unguent, vomit, vomitive



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cure\> (k?r), n. [OF, cure care, F., also, cure, healing,
    cure of souls, L. cura care, medical attendance, cure; perh.
    akin to cavere to pay heed, E. cution. Cure is not related to
    1. Care, heed, or attention. [Obs.]
             Of study took he most cure and most heed. --Chaucer.
             Vicarages of greatcure, but small value. --Fuller.
    2. Spiritual charge; care of soul; the office of a parish
       priest or of a curate; hence, that which is committed to
       the charge of a parish priest or of a curate; a curacy;
       as, to resign a cure; to obtain a cure.
             The appropriator was the incumbent parson, and had
             the cure of the souls of the parishioners.
    3. Medical or hygienic care; remedial treatment of disease; a
       method of medical treatment; as, to use the water cure.
    4. Act of healing or state of being healed; restoration to
       health from disease, or to soundness after injury.
             Past hope! pastcure! past help.       --Shak.
             I do cures to-day and to-morrow.      --Luke xii.
    5. Means of the removal of disease or evil; that which heals;
       a remedy; a restorative.
             Cold, hunger, prisons, ills without a cure.
             The proper cure of such prejudices.   --Bp. Hurd.
  2. \Cure\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cured} (k?rd); p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Curing}.] [OF. curer to take care, to heal, F., only, to
    cleanse, L. curare to take care, to heal, fr. cura. See
    1. To heal; to restore to health, soundness, or sanity; to
       make well; -- said of a patient.
             The child was cured from that very hour. --Matt.
                                                   xvii. 18.
    2. To subdue or remove by remedial means; to remedy; to
       remove; to heal; -- said of a malady.
             To cure this deadly grief.            --Shak.
             Then he called his twelve disciples together, and
             gave them power . . . to cure diseases. --Luke ix.
    3. To set free from (something injurious or blameworthy), as
       from a bad habit.
             I never knew any man cured of inattention. --Swift.
    4. To prepare for preservation or permanent keeping; to
       preserve, as by drying, salting, etc.; as, to cure beef or
       fish; to cure hay.
  3. \Cure\, v. i.
    1. To pay heed; to care; to give attention. [Obs.]
    2. To restore health; to effect a cure.
             Whose smile and frown, like to Achilles' spear, Is
             able with the change to kill and cure. --Shak.
    3. To become healed.
             One desperate grief cures with another's languish.
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