remedy, curative, cure, therapeutic

(noun) a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain


(verb) prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve; “cure meats”; “cure pickles”; “cure hay”


(verb) be or become preserved; “the apricots cure in the sun”


(verb) make (substances) hard and improve their usability; “cure resin”; “cure cement”; “cure soap”

Source: WordNet® 3.1

Proper noun

Cure (plural Cures)

A surname.


• According to the 2010 United States Census, Cure is the 22334th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 1154 individuals. Cure is most common among White (74.96%) and Black/African American (12.91%) individuals.


• crue, cuer, ecru, écru

Etymology 1


cure (plural cures)

A method, device or medication that restores good health.

Act of healing or state of being healed; restoration to health after a disease, or to soundness after injury.

(figurative) A solution to a problem.

A process of preservation, as by smoking.

A process of solidification or gelling.

(engineering) A process whereby a material is caused to form permanent molecular linkages by exposure to chemicals, heat, pressure and/or weathering.

(obsolete) Care, heed, or attention.

Spiritual charge; care of soul; the office of a parish priest or of a curate.

That which is committed to the charge of a parish priest or of a curate.

Synonym: curacy

Etymology 2


cure (third-person singular simple present cures, present participle curing, simple past and past participle cured)

(transitive) To restore to health.

Synonym: heal

(transitive) To bring (a disease or its bad effects) to an end.

(transitive) To cause to be rid of (a defect).

(transitive) To prepare or alter especially by chemical or physical processing for keeping or use.

(intransitive) To bring about a cure of any kind.

(intransitive) To be undergoing a chemical or physical process for preservation or use.

To preserve (food), typically by salting

(intransitive) To solidify or gel.

(obsolete, intransitive) To become healed.

(obsolete) To pay heed; to care; to give attention.


• crue, cuer, ecru, écru

Source: Wiktionary

Cure (k, n. Etym: [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.] Of study took he most cure and most heed. Chaucer. Vicarages of greatcure, but small value. Fuller.

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. The appropriator was the incumbent parson, and had the cure of the souls of the parishioners. Spelman.

3. Medical or hygienic care; remedial treatment of disease; a method of medical treatment; as, to use the water cure.

4. Act of healing or state of being healed; restoration to health from disease, or to soundness after injury. Past hope! pastcure! past help. Shak. I do cures to-day and to-morrow. Luke xii. 32.

5. Means of the removal of disease or evil; that which heals; a remedy; a restorative. Cold, hunger, prisons, ills without a cure. Dryden. The proper cure of such prejudices. Bp. Hurd.

Cure, v. t. [imp.& p.p. Cured (krd); p. pr. & vb. n. Curing.] Etym: [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. The child was cured from that very hour. Matt. xvii. 18.

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. 1.

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.

Cure, v. i.

1. To pay heed; to care; to give attention. [Obs.]

2. To restore health; to effect a cure. Whose smile and frown, like to Achilles' spear, Is able with the change to kill and cure. Shak.

3. To become healed. One desperate grief cures with another's languish. Shak.

Cu`ré" (k`r"), n. Etym: [F., fr. LL. curatus. See Curate.]

Definition: A curate; a pardon.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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