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cure

cure

 
pronunciation:
kyur
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that makes a sick person healthy or well.
Scientists are searching for a cure for cancer.
synonyms:
remedy, treatment
similar words:
antidote, drug, medication, medicine
definition 2: the process of making a sick person healthy or well.
The cure of my sore throat took several days.
synonyms:
recovery, recuperation
similar words:
healing, therapy, treatment
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: cured, cures, curing
definition 1: to cause to become completely free of a disease or other unhealthy condition.
Antibiotics cure many people who have infections.
similar words:
heal, relieve, remedy, treat
definition 2: to preserve by salting, smoking, or drying.
The farmer cured a dozen hams this year.
synonyms:
preserve
similar words:
dry, pickle, salt, smoke
derivations: cureless (adj.), curer (n.)
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The word cure contains the following part:
cur2 Latin root that means to care