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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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