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cure

cure

 
pronunciation:
kyur
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a substance or course of treatment that leads to the restoration of health after a disease, disability, or other undesirable condition.
Scientists are searching for a cure for cancer.The drug is very helpful for easing the symptoms of the disease, but it is not a cure.
synonyms:
remedy, treatment
similar words:
antidote, corrective, cure-all, drug, medicament, medication, medicine, panacea, restorative
definition 2: the restoration of health after a disease, disability, or other undesirable condition.
His cure took several months in the sanatorium.
synonyms:
recovery, recuperation
similar words:
healing, remediation, therapy, treatment
definition 3: the act or a method of preserving food, tobacco, or the like, as by salting, smoking, or drying.
similar words:
preservation, preservative, salt, smoking
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cured, cures, curing
definition 1: to cause to recover completely from an undesirable condition, such as a disease, disability, or bad habit.
Antibiotics can cure people of some diseases, but not all.The doctor hoped to cure him, but the patient had waited too long for treatment.A couple of weeks at summer camp cured her of her shyness.Witnessing his father's death from lung cancer cured him of his own smoking habit.
similar words:
heal, rehabilitate, relieve, remedy, treat
definition 2: to preserve (food, tobacco, or the like), as by salting, smoking, or drying.
We cure these hams by salting and smoking.
synonyms:
preserve
similar words:
brine, corn, dry, kipper, marinade, marinate, pickle, salt, smoke
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to bring about a cure.
This medicine is guaranteed to cure.
synonyms:
heal
definition 2: to undergo curing, as food, tobacco, or the like.
similar words:
dry, marinade, marinate
derivations: cureless (adj.), curer (n.)
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The word cure contains the following part:
cur2 Latin root that means to care