verb (used with object), cured, cur·ing.
verb (used without object), cured, cur·ing.
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Origin of cure
synonym study for cure
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Definition for cure (2 of 2)
noun, plural cu·rés [kyoo-reyz, kyoor-eyz; French ky-rey]. /kyʊˈreɪz, ˈkyʊər eɪz; French küˈreɪ/.
Origin of curé
Example sentences from the Web for cure
An MSNBC producer quit her job in the middle of a pandemic last month, calling the cable news industry “a cancer” without a cure.
For example, if you have cancer, God forbid, if there is a cure, you would pay a lot for that cure.Will a Covid-19 Vaccine Change the Future of Medical Research? (Ep. 430)|Stephen J. Dubner|August 27, 2020|Freakonomics
From its research, AGT believes a cure is attainable and is now taking the significant step of testing in humans.FDA approves human trial for treatment to cure HIV|Lou Chibbaro Jr.|August 17, 2020|Washington Blade
An approach for developing cures for genetic diseases is gene editing, a technique that makes changes directly to DNA.A bacterial toxin enables the first mitochondrial gene editor|Jack J. Lee|July 13, 2020|Science News
Each specialist has a unique set of skills—medic, scientist, researcher—and gameplay involves splitting time between treating infections and gathering the resources you need to invent a cure.Best cooperative board games for when you want to work together|PopSci Commerce Team|July 9, 2020|Popular Science
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 forms of curecureless, adjectivecurer, noun
Word Origin for cure
British Dictionary definitions for cure (2 of 2)
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Medical definitions for cure
Idioms and Phrases with cure
see kill or cure; ounce of prevention (is worth a pound of cure); sure cure.