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 uncured
Historical Examples of uncured
And Harley, too,—Harley still so uncured of his frantic love!My Novel, Complete
In February I leave the hospital, uncured, but healed from the temptations of the world.The Inferno
The rubber which is finished off in the drying-room is uncured.Rubber
Edith A. Browne
And Harley, too—Harley still so uncured of his frantic love.
But we are usually suspicious of a doctor endeavouring to cure others when he himself labours under an uncured disease.The Quiver 3/1900
- 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.