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cure

[ kyoor ]
/ kyʊər /
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noun
verb (used with object), cured, cur·ing.
verb (used without object), cured, cur·ing.
to effect a cure.
to become cured.
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Origin of cure

1250–1300; (v.) Middle English curen<Middle French curer<Latin cūrāre to take care of, derivative of cūra care; (noun) Middle English <Old French cure<Latin cūra

synonym study for cure

9. Cure, heal, remedy imply making well, whole, or right. Cure is applied to the eradication of disease or sickness: to cure a headache. Heal suggests the making whole of wounds, sores, etc.: to heal a burn. Remedy applies especially to making wrongs right: to remedy a mistake.

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Other definitions for cure (2 of 2)

curé
[ kyoo-rey, kyoor-ey; French ky-rey ]
/ kyʊˈreɪ, ˈkyʊər eɪ; French küˈreɪ /

noun, plural cu·rés [kyoo-reyz, kyoor-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 cure (1 of 2)

cure
/ (kjʊə) /

verb
noun

Derived forms of cure

cureless, 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

British Dictionary definitions for cure (2 of 2)

curé
/ (ˈkjʊəreɪ) /

noun
a parish priest in France

Word Origin for curé

French, from Medieval Latin cūrātus; see curate 1
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Other Idioms and Phrases with cure

cure

see kill or cure; ounce of prevention (is worth a pound of cure); sure cure.

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