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English definition of “cure”

cure

verb [T] (PRESERVE)   /kjʊər/
to treat plant or animal products by drying, smoking, salting, etc., to preserve it from decay: Sodium nitrite is used to cure meat.
(Definition of cure verb (PRESERVE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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