• Cure Definition & Synonyms
- (v. t.) To set free from (something injurious or blameworthy), as from a bad habit.
- (n.) Spiritual charge; care of soul; the office of a parish priest or of a curate; hence, that which is committed to the charge of a parish priest or of a curate; a curacy; as, to resign a cure; to obtain a cure.
- (n.) Care, heed, or attention.
- (v. i.) To restore health; to effect a cure.
- (n.) Act of healing or state of being healed; restoration to health from disease, or to soundness after injury.
- (n.) Means of the removal of disease or evil; that which heals; a remedy; a restorative.
- (v. t.) To prepare for preservation or permanent keeping; to preserve, as by drying, salting, etc.; as, to cure beef or fish; to cure hay.
- (v. t.) To subdue or remove by remedial means; to remedy; to remove; to heal; -- said of a malady.
- (v. i.) To become healed.
- (n.) Medical or hygienic care; remedial treatment of disease; a method of medical treatment; as, to use the water cure.
- (v. i.) To pay heed; to care; to give attention.
- (n.) A curate; a pardon.
- (v. t.) To heal; to restore to health, soundness, or sanity; to make well; -- said of a patient.
- () Treatment of disease by forms of hydrotherapy, as walking barefoot in the morning dew, baths, wet compresses, cold affusions, etc.; -- so called from its originator, Sebastian Kneipp (1821-97), a German priest.
• Curer Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) One who cures; a healer; a physician.
- (n.) One who prepares beef, fish, etc., for preservation by drying, salting, smoking, etc.
• Cureall Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) A remedy for all diseases, or for all ills; a panacea.