• A method, device or medication that restores good health.
  • Act of healing or state of being healed; restoration to health after a disease, or to soundness after injury.
  • A solution to a problem.
  • A process of preservation, as by smoking.
  • A process of solidification or gelling.
  • A process whereby a material is caused to form permanent molecular linkages by exposure to chemicals, heat, pressure and/or weathering.
  • Care, heed, or attention.
  • Spiritual charge; care of soul; the office of a parish priest or of a curate.
  • That which is committed to the charge of a parish priest or of a curate.


  • To restore to health.
  • To bring (a disease or its bad effects) to an end.
  • To cause to be rid of (a defect).
  • To prepare or alter especially by chemical or physical processing for keeping or use.
  • To bring about a cure of any kind.
  • To be undergoing a chemical or physical process for preservation or use.
  • To preserve (food), typically by salting
  • To solidify or gel.
  • To become healed.
  • To pay heed; to care; to give attention.


  • From Middle English cure, borrowed from Old French cure, from Latin cura ("care, medical attendance, cure"). Displaced native Old English hǣlu.
  • From Middle English curen, from Old French curer, from Latin cūrāre. Partially displaced Old English ġehǣlan, whence Modern English heal.

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