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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