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Definition of "cure" []

  • Restoration of health; recovery from disease. (noun)
  • A method or course of medical treatment used to restore health. (noun)
  • An agent, such as a drug, that restores health; a remedy. (noun)
  • Something that corrects or relieves a harmful or disturbing situation: The cats proved to be a good cure for our mouse problem. (noun)
  • Ecclesiastical Spiritual charge or care, as of a priest for a congregation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cure" in a sentence
  • "We rarely use the word cure in metastatic disease, Canetta said, but some patients getting Yervoy have now been followed for four years or more."
  • "Komen, though, is certainly a job creator, since it does employ a lot of lawyers suing people who want to use the word "cure" in their fundraising."
  • "While I agree with freedom of speech even for the speech I hate, the cure is as Jefferson suggested: To paste the fat a$$es of the abusers with scorn and calumny so that they will never be allowed to walk in polite (and sane) society again."