verb (used with object), cured, cur·ing.
verb (used without object), cured, cur·ing.
Origin of cure
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.
- 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.