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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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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: healed, recovered]
      2: (used of rubber, e.g.) treated by a chemical or physical
         process to improve its properties (hardness and strength
         and odor and elasticity) [syn: 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]