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
OTHER WORDS FROM cure
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
Despite predictions from the FDA that any coronavirus vaccine would be no more than 50% effective, Pfizer is pushing its new findings as the leading data in the race to find a cure.Pfizer Pharmaceuticals CEO Says COVID-19 Vaccine Is 90% Effective|Kirsten West Savali|November 9, 2020|Essence.com
Doctors are attempting to become online influencers in order to correct bogus advice and false claims of miracle cures—taking time away from delivering care or developing treatments.Why social media can’t keep moderating content in the shadows|Bobbie Johnson|November 6, 2020|MIT Technology Review
However, Nevada also has reportedly had as many as 3,600 mail-in ballots waiting for a “signature cure” — having a voter verify their signature in cases where it’s missing or doesn’t match official records — as of Tuesday morning.What to Expect From the Election Turbulence to Come|Nick Fouriezos|November 4, 2020|Ozy
“I don’t think there’s a way to get rid of it where the cure is not worse than the disease,” he says.
Legislation to reform the high court, a product of changed chemistry in the Congress, could be a lasting cure.
By the late 1600s, chemists and herbalists had begun to concoct their own scientific mixtures for curing the hangover.
After curing the elderly of their semi-suicidal depression, winning the White House must seem like a snap.Ben Carson’s Bizarrely Serious, Seriously Bizarre Campaign Crew|Olivia Nuzzi|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
Their method of curing the leaves was to air-dry them and then packing them until wanted for use.
The system of cultivation is similar to that pursued by the Virginian, and the same process of curing is also adopted.
In the curing of tobacco, the Ohio growers have but few equals, and no superiors.
Their manner of curing is simply by drying the leaves, and is not suited to the taste of any besides themselves.
After curing, it is baled and sent to Europe, where it is manufactured into smoking tobacco.
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)
Word Origin for curé
Medical definitions for cure
Idioms and Phrases with cure
see kill or cure; ounce of prevention (is worth a pound of cure); sure cure.