• WordNet 3.6
    • v cure provide a cure for, make healthy again "The treatment cured the boy's acne","The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to"
    • v cure prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve "cure meats","cure pickles","cure hay"
    • v cure be or become preserved "the apricots cure in the sun"
    • v cure make (substances) hard and improve their usability "cure resin","cure cement","cure soap"
    • n cure a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Romans used to believe that walnuts could cure head ailments during the Renaissance, since their shape was similar to that of a brain
    • n Curé A curate; a pardon.
    • Cure Act of healing or state of being healed; restoration to health from disease, or to soundness after injury. "Past hope! past cure ! past help.""I do cures to-day and to-morrow."
    • Cure Care, heed, or attention. "Of study took he most cure and most heed.""Vicarages of great cure , but small value."
    • Cure Means of the removal of disease or evil; that which heals; a remedy; a restorative. "Cold, hunger, prisons, ills without a cure .""The proper cure of such prejudices."
    • Cure Medical or hygienic care; remedial treatment of disease; a method of medical treatment; as, to use the water cure .
    • Cure Spiritual charge; care of soul; the office of a parish priest or of a curate; hence, that which is committed to the charge of a parish priest or of a curate; a curacy; as, to resign a cure; to obtain a cure . "The appropriator was the incumbent parson, and had the cure of the souls of the parishioners."
    • Cure To become healed. "One desperate grief cures with another's languish."
    • Cure To heal; to restore to health, soundness, or sanity; to make well; -- said of a patient. "The child was cured from that very hour."
    • Cure To pay heed; to care; to give attention.
    • Cure To prepare for preservation or permanent keeping; to preserve, as by drying, salting, etc.; as, to cure beef or fish; to cure hay.
    • Cure To restore health; to effect a cure. "Whose smile and frown, like to Achilles' spear,
      Is able with the change to kill and cure ."
    • Cure To set free from (something injurious or blameworthy), as from a bad habit. "I never knew any man cured of inattention."
    • Cure To subdue or remove by remedial means; to remedy; to remove; to heal; -- said of a malady. "To cure this deadly grief.""Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power . . . to cure diseases."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Deliberately infecting people with malaria has been used to cure different viral infections. The high fever will strengthen the immune system and fight the virus. In recent times this has been considered as a treatment to HIV
    • n cure Care; concern; oversight; charge.
    • n cure Specifically Spiritual charge; the employment or office of a curate or parish priest; curacy: as, the cure of souls (see below): ordinarily confined in use to the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches.
    • n cure The successful remedial treatment of a disease; the restoration of a sick person to health: as, to effect a cure.
    • n cure A method or course of remedial treatment for disease, whether successful or not: as, the water-cure.
    • n cure A remedy for disease; a means of curing disease; that which heals: as, a cure for toothache.
    • cure To take care of; care for.
    • cure To restore to health or to a sound state; heal or make well: as, he was cured of a wound, or of a fever.
    • cure To remove or put an end to by remedial means; heal, as a disease; remedy, as an evil of any kind; remove, as something objectionable.
    • cure To prepare for preservation by drying, salting, etc.: as, to cure hay; to cure fish or beef.
    • cure To care; take care; be careful.
    • cure To effect a cure.
    • cure To become well; be cured.
    • n cure That which is cured (see cure, v. 4); a product preserved by drying, salting, etc.; a catch of fish so treated.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: People of Ancient China believed that swinging your arms could cure a headache
    • n Cure kūr care of souls or spiritual charge: care of the sick: act of healing: that which heals: a remedy, or course of remedial treatment
    • v.t Cure to heal: to preserve, as by drying, salting, &c.:—pr.p. cūr′ing; pa.p. cūred
    • n Cure kū′rā a parish priest in France.
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  • Irish Proverb
    Irish Proverb
    “What whiskey will not cure, there is no cure for.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Your tale, sir, would cure deafness.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “To fear the worst oft cures the worse.”
  • William J. Durant
    “There is nothing in socialism that a little age or a little money will not cure.”
  • Sir Thomas Browne
    “We all labor against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases.”
  • Sir Thomas Browne
    “Death is the cure for all diseases.”


An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure - This expression means that is is better to try to avoid problems in the first place, rather than trying to fix them once they arise.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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,


In literature:

Tomczyk would simply have been cured by him in the general routine manner and dismissed.
"The Problems of Psychical Research" by Hereward Carrington
For this reason, hysterical girls should not be sent to large schools, but cured at home.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
The ex-governor was fond of his company, although the cure only smiled at politics and turned the conversation back to family matters.
"Bonaventure" by George Washington Cable
This certainly is unfair to a doctor, for he cannot cure everything.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
The time necessary for the curing of the plants will depend upon the ripeness of the plants as well as the weather during curing.
"Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce" by E. R. Billings
That, in their travels, they should gratuitously cure all diseases.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
In many cases it is absolutely impossible to effect a cure without first curing the accompanying constipation.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
Several hereditary instances of this disease said to have been cured by it.
"An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses" by William Withering
Doesn't he look as if he could cure anything?
"In the Mahdi's Grasp" by George Manville Fenn
Bouvard placed the two ladies beside him, while Pecuchet had the mayor on his left and the cure on his right.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert

In poetry:

Oh, strong is the flesh
To cure and defend:
’Tis but the stopt heart
That Time cannot mend.
"Flesh" by Mary Eliza Fullerton
Johne toke his leve at cure kyng,
The sothe as I yow say;
The next way to Notyngham
To take he zede the way.
"Robin Hood And The Monk" by Andrew Lang
Proud Peter in the dirt of vice
Fell down exceeding low;
His tow'ring pride, by tumbling thrice,
Thy Husband cured so.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
I think thou, Lord, wilt heal me too,
Whate'er the needful cure;
The great best only thou wilt do,
And hoping I endure.
"The Woman of Whom Satan Had Bound" by George MacDonald
All the morals that they tell us
Never cured sorrow yet;
Choose among the pretty fellows
One of humour, youth, and wit.
"A Receipt To Cure The Vapours" by Mary Wortley Montagu
Take pity, then, O gentlest maid!
On thy poor Damon's heart:
Remember what I've often said,
'Tis you can cure my smart.
"Ode to Cynthia, on the Approach of Spring" by William Shenstone

In news:

Winning a cure-all for Cutler, Bears.
Cooking won't cure all food safety ills.
MOCA's board: Deep pockets aren't a cure-all .
Not a cure-all , but a sign of health.
In 'Step Up Revolution,' dancing as cure-all .
'Undergrounding' power lines is no cure-all .
The EU's Cure-All Cured Nothing: Why Germany's Medicine Is Killing Europe.
Technology Is Not a Cure-All Solution to Education's Problems.
A Risk or a Cure-All .
Caveman Cure-All or Unhealthy Fad.
Personal Accounts Are No Cure-All How conservatives should think about Social Security reform.
Missouri ethics reform bills won't cure all wrongful practices.
Great Lakes aid isn't a cure-all .
Can This ' Cure-All ' Help Boost Beverage Sales.
Inventor offers remedy for plastic distortion in thermal curing.

In science:

This problem can fortunately be cured rather straightforwardly.
Simple models with Alice fluxes
Within AMEGIC++ therefore, the cure to potential double counting by identical diagrams is explicit comparison of each pair of diagrams.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
It seems that in our model even when local cure rate is greater than inner infection rate in every household, disease still can spread on scale-free network.
The Spread of Infectious Disease with Household-Structure on the Complex Networks
Since our society network seems like this structure, maybe this conclusion remind us that during disease spreading we should pay more attention on network structure than local cure condition.
The Spread of Infectious Disease with Household-Structure on the Complex Networks
There have been several attempts to cure this defects by allowing H-D correlations just on nearest neighbor sites, [6, 7] with only partial success.
Variational description of Mott insulators