Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun cure

1 sense of cure

Sense 1
remedy, curative, cure, therapeutic -- (a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain)
       => medicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug -- ((medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb cure

4 senses of cure

Sense 1
bring around, cure, heal -- (provide a cure for, make healthy again; "The treatment cured the boy's acne"; "The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to")
       => help, aid -- (improve the condition of; "These pills will help the patient")

Sense 2
cure -- (prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve; "cure meats"; "cure pickles"; "cure hay")
       => preserve, keep -- (prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh")

Sense 3
cure -- (make (substances) hard and improve their usability; "cure resin"; "cure cement"; "cure soap")
       => harden, indurate -- (become hard or harder; "The wax hardened")

Sense 4
cure -- (be or become preserved; "the apricots cure in the sun")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

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