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noun [countable] cure pronunciation in British English /kjʊə(r)/
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  1. 1
    a medicine or treatment that makes someone who is ill become healthy
    Doctors say there are several possible cures for the disease.
    cure for: There’s no cure for diabetes but the symptoms can be managed.
  2. 2
    a solution to a problem
    cure for: It’s the only possible cure for our chronic trade deficit.
    miracle cure (=an easy solution that works immediately): Tax cuts are not the miracle cure the Right seems to think.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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