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.
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
12. to be or become preserved
I left the apricots to cure in the sun.
13. to make substances hard and improve their usability
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
16. be or become preserved
the apricots cure in the sun
17. make (substances) hard and improve their usability
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.