flue-cure

[ floo-kyoo r ]
/ ˈfluˌkyʊər /

verb (used with object), flue-cured, flue-cur·ing.

to dry or cure by warm air that has been passed through flues.

Nearby words

  1. fludrocortisone acetate,
  2. flue,
  3. flue gas,
  4. flue pipe,
  5. flue stop,
  6. fluellen,
  7. fluency,
  8. fluent,
  9. fluently,
  10. fluerics

Origin of flue-cure

First recorded in 1905–10

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British Dictionary definitions for flue-cure

flue-cure

verb

(tr) to cure (tobacco) by means of radiant heat from pipes or flues connected to a furnace
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