Cure - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kjʊr|  American pronunciation of the word cure
Brit.  |kjʊə|  British pronunciation of the word cure


- a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain (syn: curative, remedy, therapeutic)
- provide a cure for, make healthy again (syn: heal)
The treatment cured the boy's acne
- prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve
cure meats
cure pickles
cure hay
- make (substances) hard and improve their usability
cure resin
cure cement
cure soap
- be or become preserved
the apricots cure in the sun


This is a problem that has no easy cure.

The doctors were unable to effect a cure because the disease had spread too far.

The infection can be cured with antibiotics.

She was cured of any illusions she had about college after her first semester.

My wife cured me of most of my bad habits.

He was beyond cure.

The new treatment effected a miraculous cure.

The magic cure for inflation does not exist.

The question is whether pulmonary consumption can be cured.

Time cured him of his grief.

There is still no cure for AIDS.

There is no easy cure for loneliness.

Many types of cancer can now be cured.

She had some acupuncture treatment which seems to have cured her.

90% of patients can be cured of the disease.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: cure
he/she/it: cures
present participle: curing
past tense: cured
past participle: cured
singular: cure
plural: cures
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