Definition of “cure” - English Dictionary

“cure” in British English

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cureverb [ 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:

The president and his advisors meet this week to discuss how to cure inflation.

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curenoun [ 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!

(Definition of “cure” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“cure” in American English

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cureverb [ 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.

curenoun [ 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

(Definition of “cure” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)