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


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)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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,
           solidification, set]