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")

Antonyms of adj cured

6 senses of cured

Sense 1
cured, healed, recovered -- (freed from illness or injury; "the patient appears cured"; "the incision is healed"; "appears to be entirely recovered"; "when the recovered patient tries to remember what occurred during his delirium"- Normon Cameron)

INDIRECT (VIA well) -> ill, sick -- (affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering")

Sense 2
cured, vulcanized, vulcanised -- ((used of rubber) treated by a chemical or physical process to improve its properties (hardness and strength and odor and elasticity))

INDIRECT (VIA processed) -> unprocessed -- (not altered from an original or natural state; "unprocessed commodities")

Sense 3
cured -- ((used of concrete or mortar) kept moist to assist the hardening)

INDIRECT (VIA seasoned) -> unseasoned -- (not aged or processed; "unseasoned timber")

Sense 4
cured -- ((used of hay e.g.) allowed to dry)

INDIRECT (VIA preserved) -> fresh -- (not canned or otherwise preserved; "fresh vegetables")

Sense 5
corned, cured -- ((used especially of meat) cured in brine)

INDIRECT (VIA preserved) -> fresh -- (not canned or otherwise preserved; "fresh vegetables")

Sense 6
aged, cured -- ((used of tobacco) aging as a preservative process (`aged' is pronounced as one syllable))

INDIRECT (VIA preserved) -> fresh -- (not canned or otherwise preserved; "fresh vegetables")

Similarity of adj cured

6 senses of cured

Sense 1
cured, healed, recovered -- (freed from illness or injury; "the patient appears cured"; "the incision is healed"; "appears to be entirely recovered"; "when the recovered patient tries to remember what occurred during his delirium"- Normon Cameron)
       => well (vs. ill) -- (in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury; "appears to be entirely well"; "the wound is nearly well"; "a well man"; "I think I'm well; at least I feel well")

Sense 2
cured, vulcanized, vulcanised -- ((used of rubber) treated by a chemical or physical process to improve its properties (hardness and strength and odor and elasticity))
       => processed (vs. unprocessed) -- (prepared or converted from a natural state by subjecting to a special process; "processed ores")

Sense 3
cured -- ((used of concrete or mortar) kept moist to assist the hardening)
       => seasoned (vs. unseasoned) -- (aged or processed; "seasoned wood")

Sense 4
cured -- ((used of hay e.g.) allowed to dry)
       => preserved (vs. fresh) -- (prevented from decaying or spoiling and prepared for future use)

Sense 5
corned, cured -- ((used especially of meat) cured in brine)
       => preserved (vs. fresh) -- (prevented from decaying or spoiling and prepared for future use)

Sense 6
aged, cured -- ((used of tobacco) aging as a preservative process (`aged' is pronounced as one syllable))
       => preserved (vs. fresh) -- (prevented from decaying or spoiling and prepared for future use)

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