verb (used with object), cured, cur·ing.
verb (used without object), cured, cur·ing.
Origin of cure
Synonyms for cure
noun, plural cu·rés [kyoo-reyz, kyoo r-eyz; French ky-rey] /kyʊˈreɪz, ˈkyʊər eɪz; French küˈreɪ/.
Origin of curé
Related Words for curemedication, recovery, fix, drug, remedy, panacea, treatment, elixir, medicine, antidote, healing, placebo, restore, repair, relieve, rehabilitate, mend, redress, treat, alleviate
Examples from the Web for cure
Contemporary Examples of cure
In 2007 he said he had discovered a cure for AIDS using natural herbs.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country
January 6, 2015
For Randy, a 50-year-old ex-Mormon gay man, this cure was a particularly bitter pill to swallow.Your Husband Is Definitely Gay: TLC’s Painful Portrait of Mormonism
January 1, 2015
The transfusions are not a cure, but are a second line of defense for the body.Blood Is Ebola’s Weapon and Weakness
October 26, 2014
Regrow limbs, cure cancer, or rock a killer outfit à la Milla Jovovich in The Fifth Element.I Want My Damn Hoverboard! 12 Movie Inventions That Should Exist
October 25, 2014
Right off the bat, the “Doing Our Bit for the Cure” campaign seemed peculiar.The Misogynistic Companies Jumping On The Breast Cancer Bandwagon
October 16, 2014
Historical Examples of cure
If she had, now, she might cure some decent girl of her infatuation.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
They also appear to have successfully applied it to the cure of diseases.
An accurate knowledge of our defects will soonest lead to their cure.
It is not strange that when we have swallowed the dose it does little to effect a cure.The Conquest of Fear
Yes, that we may consider and see what ought to have been done to cure him.The Imaginary Invalid
- 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
Word Origin for cure
Word Origin for curé
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.
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.)).
see kill or cure; ounce of prevention (is worth a pound of cure); sure cure.