Definition of recure

1a obsolete : to restore to health : cure
b obsolete : to bring back to a better state or condition
2a obsolete : to make whole : heal thy death's wound which he who comes thy Savior shall recure— John Milton
b obsolete : to provide a remedy for : repair
3 [Middle English recuren, alteration (influenced by recuren to restore to health) of recouren, contraction of recoveren to recover] obsolete : to get back : recover

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History and Etymology for recure

Middle English recuren, from Latin recurare, from re- + curare to take care of, heal

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“Recure.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recure. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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