Cure

Definition of Cure

Pronunciation: k
n.1.Care, heed, or attention.
Of study took he most cure and most heed.
- Chaucer.
Vicarages of greatcure, but small value.
- Fuller.
2.Spiritual charge; care of soul; the office of a parish priest or of a curate; hence, that which is committed to the charge of a parish priest or of a curate; a curacy; as, to resign a cure; to obtain a cure.
The appropriator was the incumbent parson, and had the cure of the souls of the parishioners.
- Spelman.
3.Medical or hygienic care; remedial treatment of disease; a method of medical treatment; as, to use the water cure.
4.Act of healing or state of being healed; restoration to health from disease, or to soundness after injury.
Past hope! pastcure! past help.
- Shak.
I do cures to-day and to-morrow.
- Luke xii. 32.
5.Means of the removal of disease or evil; that which heals; a remedy; a restorative.
Cold, hunger, prisons, ills without a cure.
- Dryden.
The proper cure of such prejudices.
- Bp. Hurd.
v. t.1.To heal; to restore to health, soundness, or sanity; to make well; - said of a patient.
[imp. & p. p. Cured (kūrd); p. pr. & vb. n. Curing.]
The child was cured from that very hour.
- Matt. xvii. 18.
2.To subdue or remove by remedial means; to remedy; to remove; to heal; - said of a malady.
To cure this deadly grief.
- Shak.
Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power . . . to cure diseases.
- Luke ix. 1.
3.To set free from (something injurious or blameworthy), as from a bad habit.
I never knew any man cured of inattention.
- Swift.
4.To prepare for preservation or permanent keeping; to preserve, as by drying, salting, etc.; as, to cure beef or fish; to cure hay.
v. i.1.To pay heed; to care; to give attention.
2.To restore health; to effect a cure.
Whose smile and frown, like to Achilles' spear,
Is able with the change to kill and cure.
- Shak.
3.To become healed.
One desperate grief cures with another's languish.
- Shak.
n.1.A curate; a pardon.

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