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Definition of Cure

Cure

  1. Care, heed, or attention.
  2. Spiritual charge; care of soul; the office of a parish priest or of a curate; hence, that which is committed to the charge of a parish priest or of a curate; a curacy; as, to resign a cure; to obtain a cure.
  3. Medical or hygienic care; remedial treatment of disease; a method of medical treatment; as, to use the water cure.
  4. Act of healing or state of being healed; restoration to health from disease, or to soundness after injury.
  5. Means of the removal of disease or evil; that which heals; a remedy; a restorative.
  6. To heal; to restore to health, soundness, or sanity; to make well; -- said of a patient.
  7. To subdue or remove by remedial means; to remedy; to remove; to heal; -- said of a malady.
  8. To set free from (something injurious or blameworthy), as from a bad habit.
  9. To prepare for preservation or permanent keeping; to preserve, as by drying, salting, etc.; as, to cure beef or fish; to cure hay.
  10. To pay heed; to care; to give attention.
  11. To restore health; to effect a cure.
  12. To become healed.
  13. A curate; a pardon.
  14. Treatment of disease by forms of hydrotherapy, as walking barefoot in the morning dew, baths, wet compresses, cold affusions, etc.; -- so called from its originator, Sebastian Kneipp (1821-97), a German priest.

Cure Quotations

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.
Robert Fulghum

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.
Isak Dinesen

Red is the ultimate cure for sadness.
Bill Blass

Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.
Jane Austen

Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia.
Kurt Vonnegut
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Cure Translations

cure in Afrikaans is behandel
cure in Danish is behandle
cure in Dutch is behandelen, cureren
cure in Finnish is parantaa
cure in German is heilen
cure in Italian is guarire
cure in Latin is medicor, rememdium
cure in Portuguese is cura
cure in Spanish is curacion, curar
cure in Swedish is botemedel, kurera, bota
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