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English definition of “cure”

cure

verb [T] (MAKE WELL)   /kjʊər/
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.
(Definition of cure verb (MAKE WELL) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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