Meaning of CURE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ kjʊə(r) ]

( cures, curing, cured)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


If doctors or medical treatments cure an illness or injury, they cause it to end or disappear.

Her cancer can only be controlled, not cured.

VERB : V n


If doctors or medical treatments cure a person, they make the person well again after an illness or injury.

MDT is an effective treatment and could cure all the leprosy sufferers worldwide...

Almost overnight I was cured...

Now doctors believe they have cured him of the disease.

= heal

VERB : V n , V n , V n of n


A cure for an illness is a medicine or other treatment that cures the illness.

Atkinson has been told rest is the only cure for his ankle injury.

N-COUNT : oft N for n


If someone or something cures a problem, they bring it to an end.

Private firms are willing to make large scale investments to help cure Russia’s economic troubles...

VERB : V n


A cure for a problem is something that will bring it to an end.

The magic cure for inflation does not exist.

= solution

N-COUNT : usu with supp , oft N for n


If an action or event cures someone of a habit or an attitude, it makes them stop having it.

The experience was a detestable ordeal, and it cured him of any ambitions to direct again...

He went to a clinic to cure his drinking and overeating.

VERB : V n of n , V n


When food, tobacco, or animal skin is cured , it is dried, smoked, or salted so that it will last for a long time.

Legs of pork were cured and smoked over the fire.

...sliced cured ham.

VERB : usu passive , be V-ed , V-ed

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