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Meaning of CURING

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cur"ing\ (k?r"?ng),
p. a. & vb. n. of {Cure}.

{Curing house}, a building in which anything is cured;
   especially, in the West Indies, a building in which sugar
   is drained and dried.

Biology Dictionary
  1. Removing all traces of a disease from the body so that the body is perfectly healthy again.
  2. A process of improving the flavor, color, tenderness, and shelf life of a meat, such as by using smoke, spices, and chemicals.
  3. Making a finished product out of a raw material by using heat or chemicals, such as tanned leather or vulcanized rubber.
  4. Causing the loss of a plasmid from a bacterial culture or the loss of a dormant virus which has inserted itself into the bacterial genome (a lysogenized virus).
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