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.
Cur·ing p. a. & vb. n. of Cure.
Curing house, a building in which anything is cured; especially, in the West Indies, a building in which sugar is drained and dried.
n : the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying
or crystallization; "the hardening of concrete"; "he
tested the set of the glue" [syn: hardening, solidifying,