(noun, verb)


1. a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain

Similar word(s): curative, remedy, therapeutic

Definition categories: man–made, medicament, medication, medicine


1. provide a cure for, make healthy again

- The treatment cured the boy's acne

Similar word(s): heal

Definition categories: body, aid, help

2. prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve

- cure meats

- cure pickles

- cure hay

Definition categories: change, keep, preserve

3. make (substances) hard and improve their usability

- cure resin

- cure cement

- cure soap

Definition categories: change, harden, indurate

4. be or become preserved

- the apricots cure in the sun

Definition categories: change

Sentences with cure as a verb:

- Unaided nature cured him.

- Unaided nature cured his ailments.

- Experience will cure him of his naïveté.

- The smoke and heat cures the meat.

- The meat was put in the smokehouse to cure.