cure Meaning - 46 Definitions and 16 Examples Available!

What is the meaning of cure? Here 46 definitions and 16 example sentences available for the word cure.

Meaning of cure
A method, device or medication that restores good health.

Definitions of cure

noun

1. A method, device or medication that restores good health.
2. Act of healing or state of being healed; restoration to health from disease, or to soundness after injury.
3. A solution to a problem.
4. A process of preservation, as by smoking.
5. A process of solidification or gelling.
6. (engineering) A process whereby a material is caused to form permanent molecular linkages by exposure to chemicals, heat, pressure and/or weathering.
7. (obsolete) Care, heed, or attention.
8. Spiritual charge; care of soul; the office of a parish priest or of a curate.
9. That which is committed to the charge of a parish priest or of a curate; a curacy.
10. a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
11. Care, heed, or attention.
12. 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.
13. Medical or hygienic care; remedial treatment of disease; a method of medical treatment; as, to use the water cure.
14. Act of healing or state of being healed; restoration to health from disease, or to soundness after injury.
15. Means of the removal of disease or evil; that which heals; a remedy; a restorative.
16. A curate; a pardon.

verb

1. (transitive) To restore to health.
Unaided nature cured him.
2. (transitive) To bring (a disease or its bad effects) to an end.
Unaided nature cured his ailments.
3. (transitive) To cause to be rid of (a defect).
Experience will cure him of his naïveté.
4. (transitive) To prepare or alter especially by chemical or physical processing for keeping or use.
The smoke and heat cures the meat.
5. (intransitive) To bring about a cure of any kind.
6. (intransitive) To be undergoing a chemical or physical process for preservation or use.
The meat was put in the smokehouse to cure.
7. (intransitive) To solidify or gel.
The parts were curing in the autoclave.
8. (obsolete, intransitive) To become healed.
9. (obsolete) To pay heed; to care; to give attention.
10. to provide a remedy for or make healthy again
The treatment cured their acne.
11. to prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve
cure meats
12. to be or become preserved
I left the apricots to cure in the sun.
13. to make substances hard and improve their usability
cure resin
14. provide a cure for, make healthy again
The treatment cured the boy's acne
The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to
15. prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve
cure meats
cure pickles
cure hay
16. be or become preserved
the apricots cure in the sun
17. make (substances) hard and improve their usability
cure resin
cure cement
cure soap
18. To heal; to restore to health, soundness, or sanity; to make well; -- said of a patient.
19. To subdue or remove by remedial means; to remedy; to remove; to heal; -- said of a malady.
20. To set free from (something injurious or blameworthy), as from a bad habit.
21. To prepare for preservation or permanent keeping; to preserve, as by drying, salting, etc.; as, to cure beef or fish; to cure hay.
22. To pay heed; to care; to give attention.
23. To restore health; to effect a cure.
24. To become healed.

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