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verb [transitive] cure pronunciation in British English /kjʊə(r)/
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present tense
present participlecuring
past tensecured
past participlecured
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  1. 1
    to stop someone from being affected by an illness

    It might be several months before she’s fully cured.

    1. a.
      to stop an illness from affecting someone

      Many formerly fatal diseases can now be cured.

  2. 2
    to control or get rid of a bad habit, feeling, or attitude
    cure someone of something:

    Nothing seemed to cure him of his nervousness.

  3. 4
    to preserve meat, fish, or other foods by drying them, or by using smoke or salt
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