cure

cure
[[t]kjʊ͟ə(r)[/t]]
♦♦♦
cures, curing, cured
1) VERB If doctors or medical treatments cure an illness or injury, they cause it to end or disappear.

[V n] An operation finally cured his shin injury...

[V n] Her cancer can only be controlled, not cured.

2) VERB If doctors or medical treatments cure a person, they make the person well again after an illness or injury.

[V n] MDT is an effective treatment and could cure all the leprosy sufferers worldwide...

[V n] Almost overnight I was cured...

[V n of n] Now doctors believe they have cured him of the disease.

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3) N-COUNT: oft N for n A cure for an illness is a medicine or other treatment that cures the illness.

There is still no cure for a cold...

Atkinson has been told rest is the only cure for his ankle injury.

4) VERB If someone or something cures a problem, they bring it to an end.

[V n] Private firms are willing to make large scale investments to help cure Russia's economic troubles...

[V n] We need to cure our environmental problems.

5) N-COUNT: usu with supp, oft N for n A cure for a problem is something that will bring it to an end.

Punishment can never be an effective cure for acute social problems...

The magic cure for inflation does not exist.

Syn:
6) VERB If an action or event cures someone of a habit or an attitude, it makes them stop having it.

[V n of n] The experience was a detestable ordeal, and it cured him of any ambitions to direct again...

[V n] He went to a clinic to cure his drinking and overeating.

7) VERB: usu passive When food, tobacco, or animal skin is cured, it is dried, smoked, or salted so that it will last for a long time.

[be V-ed] Legs of pork were cured and smoked over the fire.

[V-ed] ...sliced cured ham.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • 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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