cure


cure
1. To heal; to make well. 2. A restoration to health. 3. A special method or course of treatment. See dental curing. [L. curo, to care for]
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cure 'kyu̇(ə)r n
1) recovery from a disease <his \cure was complete> also remission of signs or symptoms of a disease esp. during a prolonged period of observation <a clinical \cure> <5-year \cure of cancer> compare ARREST
2) a drug, treatment, regimen, or other agency that cures a disease <quinine is a \cure for malaria>
3) a course or period of treatment esp one designed to interrupt an addiction or compulsive habit or to improve general health <take a \cure for alcoholism> <an annual \cure at a spa>
4) SPA
5) maritime law the medical care awarded a person in the merchant marine who is injured or taken sick in the course of duty
cure vb, cured; cur·ing vt HEAL:
a) to restore to health, soundness, or normality <curing her patients rapidly by new procedures>
b) to bring about recovery from <antibiotics \cure many formerly intractable infections> vi
1) to effect a cure <careful living \cures more often than it kills>
2) to take a cure (as in a sanatorium or at a spa)
cur·er n

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(kūr) [L. curatio, from cura care] 1. the course of treatment of any disease, or of a special case. 2. the successful treatment of a disease or wound. 3. a system of treating diseases. 4. a medicine effective in treating a disease. 5. the preservation of a product, such as tobacco, meat, or fish. 6. the hardening of a material by the process of curing. 7. a procedure for polymerization of resins such as those used in denture base materials. See also curing.

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  • cure — cure …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • curé — curé …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • cure — 1. (ku r ) s. f. 1°   Soin, souci. Ce mot ne se dit guère qu avec le verbe avoir et sans article. Il n a cure de rien. •   L âne, qui goûtait fort l autre façon d aller, Se plaint en son patois ; le meunier n en a cure, LA FONT. Fabl. III, 1.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • curé — 1. (ku ré) s. m. 1°   Prêtre placé à la tête d une paroisse, et soumis dans l exercice de ses fonctions à l évêque du diocèse. •   On ne peut pas faire une loi qui obligeât les curés à dire la messe, PASC. Prov. 6. •   Ce que je trouvai de plus… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • cure — CURE. subst. f. Soin, souci. En ce sens il n est guère d usage que dans quelques phrases familières. J ai beau lui donner de bons avis, il n en a cure. f♛/b] On dit proverbialement, A beau parler qui n a cure de bien faire, en parlant d Un homme… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Cure — (k[=u]r), n. [OF, cure care, F., also, cure, healing, cure of souls, L. cura care, medical attendance, cure; perh. akin to cavere to pay heed, E. cution. Cure is not related to care.] 1. Care, heed, or attention. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Of study… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cure — vb cured, cur·ing vt: to deal with in a way that eliminates or corrects: as a: to use judicial procedures to undo (damage to a litigant s case caused by procedural errors made during a trial) subsequent proceedings cured harm caused by trial… …   Law dictionary

  • cure — cure·less; ep·i·cure; ped·i·cure; pro·cure; pro·cure·ment; se·cure·ly; se·cure·ment; se·cure·ness; cure; man·i·cure; se·cure; si·ne·cure; for·tes·cure; in·se·cure·ly; in·se·cure·ness; …   English syllables

  • cure — n *remedy, medicine, medicament, medication, specific, physic cure vb Cure, heal, remedy mean to rectify an unhealthy or undesirable condition especially by some specific treatment (as medication). Cure and heal may apply interchangeably to both… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • curé — CURÉ. s. mas. Prêtre pourvu d une Cure. Bon Curé. Curé de Paris. Curé de Village. Curé d un tel lieu, d une telle Paroisse. Le Curé et les Paroissiens. Curé primitif. Curé amovible. [b]f♛/b] On dit proverbialement, que C est gros Jean qui… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Cure — bezeichnet: Cure (Fluss), einen Fluss in Frankreich, Nebenfluss der Yonne Cure (Film), einen japanischen Film The Cure, eine englische Rockband The Permanent Cure, eine deutsch irische Musikgruppe Pretty Cure, japanische Anime Fernsehserie Cure… …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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