verb (used with object), cured, cur·ing.
verb (used without object), cured, cur·ing.
Origin of cure
Examples from the Web for curing
By the late 1600s, chemists and herbalists had begun to concoct their own scientific mixtures for curing the hangover.
Instead of curing the disease, to remove those symptoms by which alone its nature can be known!
A miracle of this sort interests me; curing cancer, less so.
Critics of Functional Medicine claim that they too are interested in curing, not palliating disease.
Daxing claims to have a 70 percent success rate in “curing” kids of “Internet addiction.”‘Web Junkie’ Is a Harrowing Documentary on China’s Internet Addiction Rehab Clinics|Marlow Stern|January 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fetch me then three kinds of water, the Life-giving, the Curing, and the Strengthening.Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen|Alexander Chodsko
The small planter does the curing upon mats of sticks, boards, palm or banana leaves raised somewhat above the ground.
They had now commenced drawing from the windrows where they had been longest exposed to the curing process of the sun.Father Brighthopes|John Townsend Trowbridge
Why, some of our best doctors never think of curing a man until they get him mad a few times.Peck's Sunshine|George W. Peck
According to this, the time for curing the manure extends over a period of about a week, or five to ten days.Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.|George Francis Atkinson
- 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.