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cure

verb [T]  us   /kjʊər/

cure verb [T] (MAKE WELL)

to make someone healthy again, or to cause an illness to go away: She was cured of her migraine headaches when she changed her diet. fig. He worked to promote programs to cure America’s social and economic ills.

cure verb [T] (PRESERVE)

to treat plant or animal products by drying, smoking, salting, etc., to preserve it from decay: Sodium nitrite is used to cure meat.

cure

noun [C]  us   /kjʊər/

cure noun [C] (MAKING WELL)

the process of making a person healthy again, esp. by giving treatment, or a treatment that causes a disease to go away: the effort to find a cure for cancer
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