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cure

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of cure

  1. 1 something that corrects or counteracts something undesirable <a fun hobby is always a good cure for boredom> Synonyms antidote, corrective, curative, rectifier, remedy, therapeutic, therapy Related Words cure-all, elixir, panacea; answer, solution; aid, help, relief, succor; balm, medicinal, medicine, palliative

  2. 2 a substance or preparation used to treat disease <researchers tirelessly working to find a cure for cancer> Synonyms medicine, drug, medicament, medication, medicinal, pharmaceutical, physic, remedy, specificRelated Words cure-all, nostrum, panacea; botanical, patent medicine, prescription, prescription drug; cordial, potion, tonic; miracle drug, wonder drug; cap, capsule, pill, tablet; injection, shot; embrocation, liniment, lotion, ointment, potion, poultice, salve; syrup (also sirup), tincture; antibiotic, antiseptic, serum; cathartic, purgative




cure

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of cure

  1. 1 to bring about recovery from <do you have anything that will cure my headache?> Synonyms heal, mend, remedy Related Words allay, alleviate, assuage, relieve; palliate, salve, soothe; ease, lighten, moderate, temper; doctor, nurse; medicate, treat; diagnose Near Antonyms aggravate, worsen; misdiagnose, overdiagnose, underdiagnose

  2. 2 to restore to a healthy condition <the antibiotic cured the sick boy of the bacterial infection> Synonyms heal, fix, mend, rehab, rehabilitate, set upRelated Words attend (to), care (for), doctor, medicate, minister (to), nurse, physic, treat; fortify, rejuvenate, renew, resuscitate, revitalize, revive; alleviate, relieve, remedy, repairNear Antonyms cripple, damage, disable, harm, hurt, impair, injure, lacerate, lame, maim, mangle, mutilate, wound; afflict, ail, debilitate, enervate, enfeeble, lay up, sap, sicken, waste, weaken




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