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cure

noun

1 cure

A medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain.

synonyms: curative, remedy, therapeutic.

Roget 995: church, churchdom; ministry, apostleship, priesthood, prelacy, hierarch, church government, christendom, pale of the church.    clericalism, sacerdotalism, episcopalianism, ... show more

Roget 996: clergy, clericals, ministry, priesthood, presbytery, the cloth, the desk.    clergyman, divine, ecclesiastic, churchman, priest, presbyter, hierophant, ... show more

Roget 660: restoration, restoral; reinstatement, replacement, rehabilitation, reestablishment, reconstitution, reconstruction; reproduction etc. 163; renovation, renewal; ... show more

Roget 662: remedy, help, cure, redress; medicine, medicament; diagnosis, medical examination; medical treatment; surgery; preventive medicine.    [medical devices] clinical thermometer, ... show more

Dutch: curatief, geneeskrachtig, heilzaam, remedie, therapeutisch



verb

1 cure

Provide a cure for, make healthy again:
— The treatment cured the boy's acne.

synonyms: bring around, heal.

Roget 670: preserve, maintain, keep, sustain, support, hold; keep up, keep alive; refrigerate, keep on ice; not willingly let die; bank up; nurse; ... show more

Roget 834: relieve, ease, alleviate, mitigate, palliate, soothe; salve; soften, soften down; foment, stupe, poultice; assuage, allay.    ... show more

Roget 660: return to the original state; recover, rally, revive; come come to, come round, come to oneself; pull through, weather the storm, be oneself again; get well, get round, get the better of, get over, ... show more

Roget 654: be in health etc. adj.. bloom, flourish.    keep body and soul together, keep on one's legs; enjoy good health, enjoy a good state of health; have a clean bill of health.    return to health; recover etc. ... show more

Dutch: beter maken

2 cure

Prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve.

Dutch: roken

3 cure

Make (substances) hard and improve their usability.

4 cure

Be or become preserved.


Moby thesaurus: administration, advowson, agency, agentship, aid, air-dry, alterative, ameliorate, analeptic, anhydrate, antidote, arrange, assignment, assistance, auspices, authority, authorization, bake, balm, balsam ... show more.

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