verb (used with object), cured, cur·ing.
verb (used without object), cured, cur·ing.
Origin of cure
Synonyms for cure
Examples from the Web for cureless
Historical Examples of cureless
In at least this age and country it exists as the atrophy of a cureless decline.Leading Articles on Various Subjects
She sprang to her feet, her bright fancies fallen into cureless ruin.Anne Of Green Gables
Lucy Maud Montgomery
A slow and cureless disease preyed on her delicate frame, and she expired in the second year of Tasso's imprisonment.The Romance of Biography (Vol 1 of 2)
Though my many faults defaced me, Could no other arm be found, Than the one which once embraced me, To inflict a cureless wound?Lady Byron Vindicated
Harriet Beecher Stowe
It seems an earnest of "the staggers and the cureless lapse of youth" with which the King has threatened him.
- 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
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.)).
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.
see kill or cure; ounce of prevention (is worth a pound of cure); sure cure.