cure


cure
cure1 [kjuə US kjur] n
[Date: 1200-1300; : Old French; Origin: Latin cura 'care']
1.) a medicine or medical treatment that makes an illness go away
cure for
There is still no cure for AIDS.
2.) something that solves a problem, or improves a bad situation
→↑solution cure for
There is no easy cure for loneliness.
3.) the act of making someone well again after an illness
The new treatment effected a miraculous cure.
cure 2
cure2 v [T]
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: curer, from Latin curare 'to take care of, cure', from cura; CURE1]
1.) to make an illness or medical condition go away
Many types of cancer can now be cured.
an operation that can cure short-sightedness in 15 minutes
2.) to make someone well again after they have been ill
→↑heal
She had some acupuncture treatment which seems to have cured her.
cure sb of sth
90% of patients can be cured of the disease.
3.) to solve a problem, or improve a bad situation
Attempts to cure unemployment have so far failed.
4.) cure sb of sth
to make someone stop behaving in a particular way or stop them having a particular feeling or attitude
Nothing could cure her of her impatience with Anna.
5.) to preserve food, tobacco etc by drying it, hanging it in smoke, or covering it with salt
cured ham

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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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