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cure

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 something that corrects or counteracts something undesirable
  • a fun hobby is always a good cure for boredom

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2 a substance or preparation used to treat disease
  • researchers tirelessly working to find a cure for cancer

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cure

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of cure (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to bring about recovery from
  • do you have anything that will cure my headache?

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2 to restore to a healthy condition
  • the antibiotic cured the sick boy of the bacterial infection

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