transitive verb

Definition of recure

  1. 1a obsolete :  to restore to health :  cure b obsolete :  to bring back to a better state or condition

  2. 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. 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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Origin and Etymology of recure

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

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a brief usually trivial fact

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