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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cure /ˈkjʊr/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 cure /ˈkjʊ(ə)r/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cure n.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cu·ré n.  A curate; a pardon.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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"