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Dictionary definition for: Cure

1. (n) a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain

2. (v) provide a cure for, make healthy again; "The treatment cured the boy''s acne" "The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to"

3. (v) prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve; "cure meats" "cure pickles"

4. (v) make (substances) hard and improve their usability; "cure resin"

5. (v) be or become preserved; "the apricots cure in the sun"

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