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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain;
[syn: remedy, curative, cure, therapeutic]

VERB (4)

1. provide a cure for, make healthy again;
- Example: "The treatment cured the boy's acne"
- Example: "The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to"
[syn: bring around, cure, heal]

2. prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve;
- Example: "cure meats"
- Example: "cure pickles"
- Example: "cure hay"

3. make (substances) hard and improve their usability;
- Example: "cure resin"
- Example: "cure cement"
- Example: "cure soap"

4. be or become preserved;
- Example: "the apricots cure in the sun"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cure \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 took he most cure and most heed. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Vicarages of greatcure, but small value. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster] The appropriator was the incumbent parson, and had the cure of the souls of the parishioners. --Spelman. [1913 Webster] 3. Medical or hygienic care; remedial treatment of disease; a method of medical treatment; as, to use the water cure. [1913 Webster] 4. Act of healing or state of being healed; restoration to health from disease, or to soundness after injury. [1913 Webster] Past hope! pastcure! past help. --Shak. [1913 Webster] I do cures to-day and to-morrow. --Luke xii. 32. [1913 Webster] 5. Means of the removal of disease or evil; that which heals; a remedy; a restorative. [1913 Webster] Cold, hunger, prisons, ills without a cure. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] The proper cure of such prejudices. --Bp. Hurd. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cure \Cure\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cured (k[=u]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Curing.] [OF. curer to take care, to heal, F., only, to cleanse, L. curare to take care, to heal, fr. cura. See Cure,.] 1. To heal; to restore to health, soundness, or sanity; to make well; -- said of a patient. [1913 Webster] The child was cured from that very hour. --Matt. xvii. 18. [1913 Webster] 2. To subdue or remove by remedial means; to remedy; to remove; to heal; -- said of a malady. [1913 Webster] To cure this deadly grief. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power . . . to cure diseases. --Luke ix. 1. [1913 Webster] 3. To set free from (something injurious or blameworthy), as from a bad habit. [1913 Webster] I never knew any man cured of inattention. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 4. To prepare for preservation or permanent keeping; to preserve, as by drying, salting, etc.; as, to cure beef or fish; to cure hay. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cure \Cure\, v. i. 1. To pay heed; to care; to give attention. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. To restore health; to effect a cure. [1913 Webster] Whose smile and frown, like to Achilles' spear, Is able with the change to kill and cure. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To become healed. [1913 Webster] One desperate grief cures with another's languish. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cur'e \Cu`r['e]"\ (k[.u]`r[asl]"), n. [F., fr. LL. curatus. See Curate.] A curate; a pardon. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

cure n 1: a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain [syn: remedy, curative, cure, therapeutic] v 1: provide a cure for, make healthy again; "The treatment cured the boy's acne"; "The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to" [syn: bring around, cure, heal] 2: prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve; "cure meats"; "cure pickles"; "cure hay" 3: make (substances) hard and improve their usability; "cure resin"; "cure cement"; "cure soap" 4: be or become preserved; "the apricots cure in the sun"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

CURE. A restoration to health. 2. A person who had quitted the habit of drunkenness for the space of nine months, in consequence of medicines he had taken, and who had lost his appetite for ardent spirits, was held to have been cured. 7 Yerg. R. 146. 3. In a figurative sense, to cure is to remedy any defect; as, an informal statement of the plaintiff's cause of action in his declaration is cured by verdict, provided it be substantially stated.