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cure

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noun \ˈkyu̇(ə)r\

Medical Definition of cure

  1. 1:  recovery from a disease <his cure was complete>; also :  remission of signs or symptoms of a disease especially during a prolonged period of observation <a clinical cure> <5-year cure of cancer>—compare arrest

  2. 2:  a drug, treatment, regimen, or other agency that cures a disease <quinine is a cure for malaria>

  3. 3:  a course or period of treatment; especially :  one designed to interrupt an addiction or compulsive habit or to improve general health <take a cure for alcoholism> <an annual cure at a spa>

  4. 4:  spa

  5. 5maritime law :  the medical care awarded a person in the merchant marine who is injured or taken sick in the course of duty




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cure

verb

Medical Definition of cure

cured; curing

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  heal:a:  to restore to health, soundness, or normality <curing her patients rapidly by new procedures>b:  to bring about recovery from <antibiotics cure many formerly intractable infections>

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  4. intransitive verb

  5. :  to effect a cure <careful living cures more often than it kills>

  6. 2:  to take a cure (as in a sanatorium or at a spa)

curer noun




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