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English noun: cure

1. cure (artifact) a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain


Synonymscurative, remedy, therapeutic


Broader (hypernym)medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine


Narrower (hyponym)acoustic, alleviant, alleviator, antidote, application, balm, catholicon, counterpoison, cure-all, emetic, lenitive, lotion, magic bullet, nauseant, nostrum, ointment, palliative, panacea, preventative, preventive, prophylactic, salve, unction, unguent, vomit, vomitive


Part meronymintervention, treatment


English verb: cure

1. cure (body) provide a cure for, make healthy again


SamplesThe treatment cured the boy's acne.
The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to.


Synonymsbring around, heal


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)aid, help


Narrower (hyponym)recuperate


Entailcare for, treat


Domain categorymedicine, practice of medicine

2. cure (change) prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve


SamplesCure meats.
Cure pickles.
Cure hay.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)keep, preserve


Narrower (hyponym)dun


Verb groupcure

3. cure (change) make (substances) hard and improve their usability


SamplesCure resin.
Cure cement.
Cure soap.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)harden, indurate

4. cure (change) be or become preserved


SamplesThe apricots cure in the sun.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Verb groupcure









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