(~s, curing, ~d)
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
If doctors or medical treatments ~ an illness or injury, they cause it to end or disappear.
Her cancer can only be controlled, not ~d.
VERB: V n
If doctors or medical treatments ~ a person, they make the person well again after an illness or injury.
MDT is an effective treatment and could ~ all the leprosy sufferers worldwide...
Almost overnight I was ~d...
Now doctors believe they have ~d him of the disease.
VERB: V n, V n, V n of n
A ~ for an illness is a medicine or other treatment that ~s the illness.
Atkinson has been told rest is the only ~ for his ankle injury.
N-COUNT: oft N for n
If someone or something ~s a problem, they bring it to an end.
Private firms are willing to make large scale investments to help ~ Russia’s economic troubles...
VERB: V n
A ~ for a problem is something that will bring it to an end.
The magic ~ for inflation does not exist.
N-COUNT: usu with supp, oft N for n
If an action or event ~s someone of a habit or an attitude, it makes them stop having it.
The experience was a detestable ordeal, and it ~d him of any ambitions to direct again...
He went to a clinic to ~ his drinking and overeating.
VERB: V n of n, V n
When food, tobacco, or animal skin is ~d, it is dried, smoked, or salted so that it will last for a long time.
Legs of pork were ~d and smoked over the fire.
...sliced ~d ham.
VERB: usu passive, be V-ed, V-ed