Definitions for: Cure

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

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

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