cure /ˈkjʊ(ə)r/ 名詞
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 p. pr. & vb. n. Curing.]
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 n. A curate; a pardon.
n : a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
[syn: remedy, curative]
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, heal]
2: prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order
to preserve; "cure meats"; "cure pickles"
3: make (substances) hard and improve their usability; "cure
4: be or become preserved; "the apricots cure in the sun"