[ kyoo-rey, kyoo r-ey; French ky-rey ]
/ kyʊˈreɪ, ˈkyʊər eɪ; French küˈreɪ /
noun, plural cu·rés [kyoo-reyz, kyoo r-eyz; French ky-rey] /kyʊˈreɪz, ˈkyʊər eɪz; French küˈreɪ/.
(in France) a parish priest.
Origin of curé
1645–55; < French, Old French; modeled on Medieval Latin cūrātus parish priest; see curate
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British Dictionary definitions for curé (1 of 2)
/ (ˈkjʊəreɪ) /
a parish priest in France
Word Origin for curé
French, from Medieval Latin cūrātus; see curate 1
British Dictionary definitions for curé (2 of 2)
/ (kjʊə) /
(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
Derived Formscureless, adjectivecurer, noun
Word Origin for cure
(n) C13: from Old French, from Latin cūra care; in ecclesiastical sense, from Medieval Latin cūra spiritual charge; (vb) C14: from Old French curer, from Latin cūrāre to attend to, heal, from cūra care
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Medicine definitions for curé
[ kyur ]
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.
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Idioms and Phrases with curé
see kill or cure; ounce of prevention (is worth a pound of cure); sure cure.
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