- a means of healing or restoring to health; remedy.
- a method or course of remedial treatment, as for disease.
- successful remedial treatment; restoration to health.
- a means of correcting or relieving anything that is troublesome or detrimental: to seek a cure for inflation.
- the act or a method of preserving meat, fish, etc., by smoking, salting, or the like.
- spiritual or religious charge of the people in a certain district.
- the office or district of a curate or parish priest.
- to restore to health.
- to relieve or rid of something detrimental, as an illness or a bad habit.
- to prepare (meat, fish, etc.) for preservation by salting, drying, etc.
- to promote hardening of (fresh concrete or mortar), as by keeping it damp.
- to process (rubber, tobacco, etc.) as by fermentation or aging.
- to effect a cure.
- to become cured.
Origin of cure
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Examples from the Web for uncured
And Harley, too,—Harley still so uncured of his frantic love!My Novel, Complete
In February I leave the hospital, uncured, but healed from the temptations of the world.The Inferno
The rubber which is finished off in the drying-room is uncured.Rubber
Edith A. Browne
And Harley, too—Harley still so uncured of his frantic love.
But we are usually suspicious of a doctor endeavouring to cure others when he himself labours under an uncured disease.The Quiver 3/1900
- (tr) to get rid of (an ailment, fault, or problem); heal
- (tr) to restore to health or good condition
- (intr) to bring about a cure
- (tr) to preserve (meat, fish, etc) by salting, smoking, etc
- to treat or finish (a substance) by chemical or physical means
- to vulcanize (rubber)
- to allow (a polymer) to set often using heat or pressure
- (tr) to assist the hardening of (concrete, mortar, etc) by keeping it moist
- a return to health, esp after specific treatment
- any course of medical therapy, esp one proved effective in combating a disease
- a means of restoring health or improving a condition, situation, etc
- the spiritual and pastoral charge of a parishthe cure of souls
- a process or method of preserving meat, fish, etc, by salting, pickling, or smoking
- a parish priest in France
Word Origin and History for uncured
parish priest, from French curé (13c.), from Medieval Latin curatus (see curate).
late 14c., from Old French curer, from Latin curare "take care of," hence, in medical language, "treat medically, cure" (see cure (n.)). In reference to fish, pork, etc., first recorded 1743. Related: Cured; curing.
Most words for "cure, heal" in European languages originally applied to the person being treated but now can be used with reference to the disease, too. Relatively few show an ancient connection to words for "physician;" typically they are connected instead to words for "make whole" or "tend to" or even "conjurer." French guérir (with Italian guarir, Old Spanish guarir) is from a Germanic verb stem also found in in Gothic warjan, Old English wearian "ward off, prevent, defend" (see warrant (n.)).
c.1300, "care, heed," from Latin cura "care, concern, trouble," with many figurative extensions, e.g. "study; administration; a mistress," and also "means of healing, remedy," from Old Latin coira-, from PIE root *kois- "be concerned." Meaning "medical care" is late 14c.
- Restoration of health; recovery from disease.
- A method or course of treatment used to restore health.
- An agent that restores health; a remedy.
- To restore a person to health.
- To effect a recovery from a disease or disorder.