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  1. (noun) Restoration of health; recovery from disease.
  2. (noun) A method or course of medical treatment used to restore health.
  3. (noun) An agent, such as a drug, that restores health; a remedy.
  4. (noun) Something that corrects or relieves a harmful or disturbing situation: The cats proved to be a good cure for our mouse problem.
  5. (noun) Ecclesiastical Spiritual charge or care, as of a priest for a congregation.
  6. (noun) The office or duties of a curate.
  7. (noun) The act or process of preserving a product.
  8. (verb-transitive) To restore to health.
  9. (verb-transitive) To effect a recovery from: cure a cold.
  10. (verb-transitive) To remove or remedy (something harmful or disturbing): cure an evil.
  11. (verb-transitive) To preserve (meat, for example), as by salting, smoking, or aging.
  12. (verb-transitive) To prepare, preserve, or finish (a substance) by a chemical or physical process.
  13. (verb-transitive) To vulcanize (rubber).
  14. (verb-intransitive) To effect a cure or recovery: a medicine that cures.
  15. (verb-intransitive) To be prepared, preserved, or finished by a chemical or physical process: hams curing in the smokehouse.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. We rarely use the word cure in metastatic disease, Canetta said, but some patients getting Yervoy have now been followed for four years or more. - Bristol-Myers pitches its cancer medicine pipeline
  2. Komen, though, is certainly a job creator, since it does employ a lot of lawyers suing people who want to use the word "cure" in their fundraising. - William O'Rourke: Halftime in Pink America
  3. While I agree with freedom of speech even for the speech I hate, the cure is as Jefferson suggested: To paste the fat a$$es of the abusers with scorn and calumny so that they will never be allowed to walk in polite (and sane) society again. - The Volokh Conspiracy » One Thing We Know About Elena Kagan’s Views on Particular Free Speech Cases
  4. "If we are ever going to use the word 'cure', the immune system is going to have to come into play," says Stephen Hodi , director of the melanoma center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. - Enlisting the Body to Fight Cancer
  5. He's made it part of what he calls a cure for homosexuality. - CNN Transcript May 23, 2006


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