(adjective, verb)


1. freed from illness or injury

- the patient appears cured

Similar word(s): well, healed, recovered

2. (used of rubber) treated by a chemical or physical process to improve its properties (hardness and strength and odor and elasticity)

Similar word(s): processed, vulcanised, vulcanized

3. (used of concrete or mortar) kept moist to assist the hardening

Similar word(s): seasoned

4. (used of hay e.g.) allowed to dry

Similar word(s): preserved

5. (used especially of meat) cured in brine

Similar word(s): preserved, corned

6. (used of tobacco) aging as a preservative process (`aged' is pronounced as one syllable)

Similar word(s): preserved, aged


1. simple past tense and past participle of cure