cure

cure
cure [kyoor]
n.
[OFr < L cura, care, concern, trouble < OL * coira < IE base * kois-, be concerned]
1. a healing or being healed; restoration to health or a sound condition
2. a medicine or treatment for restoring health; remedy
3. a system, method, or course of treating a disease, ailment, etc.
4. spiritual charge of persons in a particular district; care of souls
5. the work or position of a curate; curacy
6. a process for curing meat, fish, tobacco, etc.
vt.
cured, curing
1. to restore to health or a sound condition; make well; heal
2. to get rid of or counteract (an ailment, evil, bad habit, etc.)
3. to get rid of a harmful or undesirable condition in: (with of) [cured him of lying]
4.
a) to preserve (meat, fish, etc.), as by salting or smoking
b) to process (tobacco, leather, etc.), as by drying or aging
5. to encourage the proper hardening of (concrete or mortar) by regulating humidity and temperature
vi.
1. to bring about a cure
2. to undergo curing, preserving, or processing [tobacco cures in the sun]
cureless
adj.
curer
n.
SYN.- CURE and HEAL both imply a restoring to health or soundness, CURE specifically suggesting the elimination of disease, distress, evil, etc., and HEAL, the making or becoming whole of a wound, sore, etc. or, figuratively, the mending of a breach; REMEDY stresses the use of medication or a specific corrective treatment in relieving disease, injury, distress, etc.

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  • cure — cure …   Dictionnaire des rimes

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  • cure — 1. (ku r ) s. f. 1°   Soin, souci. Ce mot ne se dit guère qu avec le verbe avoir et sans article. Il n a cure de rien. •   L âne, qui goûtait fort l autre façon d aller, Se plaint en son patois ; le meunier n en a cure, LA FONT. Fabl. III, 1.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • curé — 1. (ku ré) s. m. 1°   Prêtre placé à la tête d une paroisse, et soumis dans l exercice de ses fonctions à l évêque du diocèse. •   On ne peut pas faire une loi qui obligeât les curés à dire la messe, PASC. Prov. 6. •   Ce que je trouvai de plus… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • cure — CURE. subst. f. Soin, souci. En ce sens il n est guère d usage que dans quelques phrases familières. J ai beau lui donner de bons avis, il n en a cure. f♛/b] On dit proverbialement, A beau parler qui n a cure de bien faire, en parlant d Un homme… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Cure — (k[=u]r), n. [OF, cure care, F., also, cure, healing, cure of souls, L. cura care, medical attendance, cure; perh. akin to cavere to pay heed, E. cution. Cure is not related to care.] 1. Care, heed, or attention. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Of study… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cure — vb cured, cur·ing vt: to deal with in a way that eliminates or corrects: as a: to use judicial procedures to undo (damage to a litigant s case caused by procedural errors made during a trial) subsequent proceedings cured harm caused by trial… …   Law dictionary

  • cure — cure·less; ep·i·cure; ped·i·cure; pro·cure; pro·cure·ment; se·cure·ly; se·cure·ment; se·cure·ness; cure; man·i·cure; se·cure; si·ne·cure; for·tes·cure; in·se·cure·ly; in·se·cure·ness; …   English syllables

  • cure — n *remedy, medicine, medicament, medication, specific, physic cure vb Cure, heal, remedy mean to rectify an unhealthy or undesirable condition especially by some specific treatment (as medication). Cure and heal may apply interchangeably to both… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • curé — CURÉ. s. mas. Prêtre pourvu d une Cure. Bon Curé. Curé de Paris. Curé de Village. Curé d un tel lieu, d une telle Paroisse. Le Curé et les Paroissiens. Curé primitif. Curé amovible. [b]f♛/b] On dit proverbialement, que C est gros Jean qui… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

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