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Definition 1: a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for cure in the sense of this definition

(cure is a kind of ...) (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease

(... is a kind of cure ) remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease

"the doctor recommended several preventatives"

(... is a kind of cure ) hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists

(... is a kind of cure ) remedy that alleviates pain without curing

(... is a kind of cure ) semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation

(... is a kind of cure ) a remedy (drug or therapy or preventive) that cures or prevents a disease

"there is no magic bullet against cancer"

(... is a kind of cure ) liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin

"a lotion for dry skin"

(... is a kind of cure ) remedy that eases pain and discomfort

(... is a kind of cure ) a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting

(... is a kind of cure ) a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison

(... is a kind of cure ) a remedy for hearing loss or deafness

(... is part of cure) care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)

Definition 2: provide a cure for, make healthy again - [verb of body]

Samples where cure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The treatment cured the boy's acne
  • The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to

Synonyms for cure in the sense of this definition

(cure is a kind of ...) improve the condition of

"These pills will help the patient"

(... is a kind of cure ) restore to good health or strength

(cure implies ...) provide treatment for

"The doctor treated my broken leg" "The nurses cared for the bomb victims" "The patient must be treated right away or she will die" "Treat the infection with antibiotics"

(cure belongs to category ...) the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries

"he studied medicine at Harvard"

Definition 3: prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve - [verb of change]

Samples where cure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cure meats
  • cure pickles
  • cure hay

(cure is a kind of ...) prevent (food) from rotting

"preserved meats" "keep potatoes fresh"

(... is a kind of cure ) cure by salting

"dun codfish"

(cure has a similar meaning as ...) be or become preserved

"the apricots cure in the sun"

Definition 4: be or become preserved - [verb of change]

Samples where cure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the apricots cure in the sun

(cure is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(cure has a similar meaning as ...) prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve

"cure meats" "cure pickles" "cure hay"

Definition 5: make (substances) hard and improve their usability - [verb of change]

Samples where cure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cure resin
  • cure cement
  • cure soap

(cure is a kind of ...) become hard or harder

"The wax hardened"

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