[syn: aged, cured]
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
1. To heal; to restore to health, soundness, or sanity; to
make well; -- said of a patient.
The child was cured from that very hour. --Matt.
2. To subdue or remove by remedial means; to remedy; to
remove; to heal; -- said of a malady.
To cure this deadly grief. --Shak.
Then he called his twelve disciples together, and
gave them power . . . to cure diseases. --Luke ix.
3. To set free from (something injurious or blameworthy), as
from a bad habit.
I never knew any man cured of inattention. --Swift.
4. To prepare for preservation or permanent keeping; to
preserve, as by drying, salting, etc.; as, to cure beef or
fish; to cure hay.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: freed from illness or injury; "the patient appears
cured"; "the incision is healed"; "appears to be entirely
recovered"; "when the recovered patient tries to remember
what occurred during his delirium"- Normon Cameron [syn:
cured, healed, recovered]
2: (used of rubber) treated by a chemical or physical process to
improve its properties (hardness and strength and odor and
elasticity) [syn: cured, vulcanized, vulcanised]
3: (used of concrete or mortar) kept moist to assist the
4: (used of hay e.g.) allowed to dry
5: (used especially of meat) cured in brine [syn: corned,
6: (used of tobacco) aging as a preservative process (`aged' is
pronounced as one syllable) [syn: aged, cured]