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.
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]