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cure

verb [T] uk   /kjʊər/  us   /kjʊr/

cure verb [T] (MAKE WELL)

B2 to make someone with an illness healthy again: At one time doctors couldn't cure TB/cure people of TB.C1 to solve a problem: Finance ministers meet this week to discuss how to cure inflation.
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cure verb [T] (PRESERVE)

to treat food, tobacco, etc. with smoke, salt, etc. in order to preserve it: cured meats
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cure

noun [C] uk   /kjʊər/  us   /kjʊr/
B2 something that makes someone who is sick healthy again: There's still no cure for cancer. The disease has no known cure (= a cure has not yet been found). a solution to a problem: The best cure for boredom is hard work!
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