verb (used with object), cured, cur·ing.
verb (used without object), cured, cur·ing.
Origin of cure
Definition for cure (2 of 2)
noun, plural cu·rés [kyoo-reyz, kyoo r-eyz; French ky-rey] /kyʊˈreɪz, ˈkyʊər eɪz; French küˈreɪ/.
Origin of curé
Examples from the Web for 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|Jacob Siegel|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The transfusions are not a cure, but are a second line of defense for the body.
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|Rich Goldstein|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Right off the bat, the “Doing Our Bit for the Cure” campaign seemed peculiar.The Misogynistic Companies Jumping On The Breast Cancer Bandwagon|Emily Shire|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rather than going to government-run clinics, many chose traditional herbalists, some of whom claimed to know the cure.In Sierra Leone, the Plague Is Closing in Around Us|Ned Eustace|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They also appear to have successfully applied it to the cure of diseases.
Even the powers of magic were tried in vain to effect his cure.Paris from the Earliest Period to the Present Day; Volume 1|William Walton
But it was the only cure for the evil that consumed his life.Adela Cathcart, Vol. 2|George MacDonald
It was his way of saying that that was the only cure for that particular kind of man.Young Lives|Richard Le Gallienne
No remedy can be had for this affliction, and I have never known it to cure spontaneously.
British Dictionary definitions for cure (1 of 2)
- 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
Derived Formscureless, adjectivecurer, noun
Word Origin for cure
British Dictionary definitions for cure (2 of 2)
Word Origin for curé
Medicine definitions for cure
Idioms and Phrases with cure
see kill or cure; ounce of prevention (is worth a pound of cure); sure cure.