Adjective "Cured" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Relieve (a person or animal) of the symptoms of a disease or condition.
  1. 'Many's the baby in arms was cured of the thrush and many's the old man was cured of the ringworm in a public house snug by the genuine and original faith healers who would receive a bottle of stout as payment.'
  2. 'And the mysterious opening sequence, in which a teenage boy is cured of his stammer by a hypnotist, eludes explanation and classification.'
  3. 'Now 31, their son is completely cured of autism.'
  4. 'However I'm not cured of the wretched cold and cough that have been my companions for over a week now.'
  5. 'The girl is cured of her sickness, leading one to believe that perhaps all she needed was some physical contact.'
  6. 'Her small son was cured of reflux, which he had since birth.'
  7. 'But if I'd hoped that somehow our shared experience that night had gone both ways, I was soon cured of that fantasy.'
  8. 'Many go to visit it and there are stories of people being cured of serious ailments because they had the faith to do their religious practice in this place.'
  9. 'As a side-effect, I was also cured of my desire for self-abuse, and my craving for fingernails.'
  10. 'Marta's path to becoming a healer began when, as a child, she believed she was cured of a paralysis through prayer.'
  11. 'this technology could be used to cure diabetes'
  12. 'There is no available medical treatment that immediately cures bronchopulmonary dysplasia.'
  13. 'Faith healers cure illness by prayer or touch.'
  14. 'Having spent much of her life until she was 40 as an invalid, travel miraculously cured her ailments.'
  15. 'If the cancer has spread to other parts of your body, treatment will not cure the cancer.'
  16. 'We win every time we create a new job or cure an old ailment.'
  17. 'The lesions are widespread and cannot be cured by surgery or embolization.'
  18. 'Who knows, maybe we might have even cured AIDS, or landed on the moon by now!'
  19. 'He claims his vitamin therapy can even cure cancer.'
  20. 'They have seen medications alleviate pain, cure infections, and diminish anxiety.'
  21. 'There, children died of diseases that are easily cured in the world outside.'
  22. 'But the tendency is then to think that we've cured the problem.'
  23. 'But clearly the very deep sickness in the system itself is not so easily cured.'
  24. 'The money will help to cure the flooding problem and will also ensure that the road surface water from the Carlow road will also be piped.'
  25. 'In the past, victims of severe blushing were prescribed beta-blockers or anti - depressants, or offered counselling, none of which cured the problem.'
  26. 'The law will not even cure the problem that inspired it.'
  27. 'A lot of money has been spent on traffic management schemes but none of it has cured the problem.'
  28. 'In most of the cases we're not actually curing the problems, we're finding ways around them.'
  29. 'It looked as though new glow plugs had cured the starting problem but this morning, after standing out all night, it was just as difficult to get the darn thing going as it was before.'
  30. 'I believe that returning to the tradition is part of the way to cure the ethical problem.'
  31. 'Not only do they fail to cure the problems they are hired to solve; they make the problems worse.'
Preserve (meat, fish, tobacco, or an animal skin) by salting, drying, or smoking.
  1. 'Serve with salad, gherkins and cold sliced cured meats and ham.'
  2. 'Overall, 20 gold medals went to Irish companies submitting cured meats, ice cream jams, chutneys, coffees chocolates and smoked fish.'
  3. 'Out of one oven came a complete mini-pumpkin, the hollow inside filled with rice, chestnuts and cured meat.'
  4. 'It's used for curing meat, and theoretically renders it safe to eat even without cooking.'
  5. 'Their flesh was cured and preserved into amulets.'
  6. 'Safely refreeze cured meats that are still cold to the touch (40 degrees or less).'
  7. 'Meanwhile, he has called on tobacco farmers to use electricity to cure their tobacco and not timber because depletion of trees would cause harm to the environment.'
  8. 'But when you move up there are other things to do with eggs and cured meat.'
  9. 'Poorly cured skins of some darkly furred animal clothed it, adding to its emanating body odor, which attracted a small swarm of flies.'
  10. 'It took her a few days to clean and cure the skins properly and salvage enough to do anything useful with them.'
  11. 'the early synthetic rubbers were much more difficult to cure than natural rubber'
  12. 'The lab can make the chips with $30 bottles of rubber, an ultraviolet light to create molds and a convection oven to cure the rubber.'
  13. 'When latex gloves are manufactured, chemicals, curing agents, and accelerators are added to give gloves these desired properties.'
  14. 'It can also make the difference between success and failure in controlling evaporation between placing and curing the concrete.'
  15. 'The latex films or coatings may be cured at ambient temperatures or may be thermally cured.'
  16. 'Early in 1942 cured natural rubber from the plantation was loaded on to planes.'
  17. 'Some products are hemp-fused, which means the rubber is cured directly onto a hemp fabric.'
  18. 'In addition to the lengthy hand lay-up of the materials, there is the use of an autoclave to cure the epoxy resin.'
  19. 'Goodyear noticed a tiny line of perfectly cured rubber on the edge of the piece.'
  20. 'It was left steeping in vats or ‘black pits’ and was mixed with layers of oak bark which cured the material.'
  21. 'Alum was used to cure leather and fix dyes in cloth as well as for medicinal purposes.'
  22. 'We had to drive over rice to get here, laid out on the road to dry or cure or some other food processing I could not make out in the squall of information they gave me.'
  23. 'The runway was originally scheduled to be opened this month, but problems with the top coat of emulsion not curing properly meant the job had to be done again - though at no cost to the government.'
  24. 'Say you have two cylinders that cure at different constant temperatures as shown in Figure 2.'
  25. 'Stacking the slabs risks both a proper bond between the first and second slabs and possible slab curl from the top section curing faster than the underside, to mention just two potential damages.'
  26. 'As lime plaster cures, the calcium hydroxide in the mix slowly reacts with carbon dioxide in the air.'
  27. 'Electronic potting components in devices made in high volumes cannot use a silicone that cures slowly, because that extra processing time means higher costs.'
  28. 'After curing, tubers will keep for several months without sprouting if kept in complete darkness at 40 to 45 degrees and high humidity.'
  29. 'Now the builder simply waits for the epoxy to cure to a strong, translucent finish.'
  30. 'While the garlic is curing, transplant ‘Long Keeper’ tomatoes.'


A parish priest in a French-speaking country.
  1. 'At the base of the Catholic church were approximately 50,000 parish priests (curés) and their assistants, the curates.'
  2. 'In one scene, a curé sitting in a Parisian bus beside a drunken fireman is suddenly transformed into a naked woman whose honour is protected only by a Bible.'
  3. 'His fine tomb for its curé is a good example of the theatrical style that he brought to monumental sculpture from the family's decorative tradition.'
  4. 'In return bishops and curés would receive government stipends.'
  5. 'The tax collector from the village of Haveluy, whom we met earlier during his confrontation with the local curé, provides a practical example of this combination of religious conviction with anticlericalism.'


A substance or treatment that cures a disease or condition.
  1. 'If we do, we shall be foreclosing the possibilities of discoveries that began decades earlier and ultimately may lead to major treatments or even a cure.'
  2. 'We started out looking for clues to a cure for Alzheimer's disease.'
  3. 'It could bring better treatments, even cures for diseases that cause a lot of pain and death to millions of people.'
  4. 'Although this knowledge is not useful for predictive testing in unaffected individuals, since a cure for Alzheimer's disease is not yet available, it may help guide treatment.'
  5. 'A medical cure for this disease is unlikely to emerge for some time because of the complexity of the disorder.'
  6. 'Supernatural diseases require supernatural cures, which often involve consultation with a dead relative, who intervenes with the gods or with powers of Nature to restore health.'
  7. 'Money that could be directed at researching cures and treatments for disease is being re-directed to provide extra security for existing research.'
  8. 'Human instinct tells me that the search for a cure for all human diseases will never end.'
  9. 'That's true, they are not cures but they are treatments.'
  10. 'Years of hard work remains to be done before the basic research of today can become viable treatments and cures tomorrow.'
  11. 'he was beyond cure'
  12. 'If the tumor has already metastasized before local therapy is administered, cure is impossible.'
  13. 'Cancer patients beyond cure are frequently used to set the defining standard for terminal illness.'
  14. 'Spas have always been as much about recreation and socializing as about medical cure - think of Bath.'
  15. 'Tissue biopsy may be required for definitive diagnosis, and surgical resection for definitive cure.'
  16. 'Both patients and their physicians are willing to accept a high risk of toxicity if there is a definite chance of cure.'
  17. 'the cure is to improve the clutch operation'
  18. 'The best hope for a cure lies in the open, honest debate that would spring from wholehearted acceptance of the priesthood of all believers.'
  19. 'They can be carefully picked or rubbed off but, since the real problem is the slow growth of the host shrub, the best cure is to feed and mulch the shrub, improving its vigour and helping it to outgrow the lichen.'
  20. 'I particularly liked his cure for sea-sickness: sit under a tree.'
The process of curing rubber, plastic, or other material.
    A Christian minister's pastoral charge or area of responsibility for spiritual ministry.
    1. 'A prelate is that man, whatsoever he be, that hath a flock to be taught of him; whosoever he be that hath cure of souls.'
    2. 'On the other hand I am the one sharing the bishop's cure of souls here, with responsibility to do what I can to instil sound teaching and believing.'
    3. 'He chose to reside in his see, where he disciplined his clergy, reformed religious houses, and took the cure of souls seriously.'

    More definitions

    1. a means of healing or restoring to health; remedy.

    2. a method or course of remedial treatment, as for disease.

    3. successful remedial treatment; restoration to health.

    4. a means of correcting or relieving anything that is troublesome or detrimental: to seek a cure for inflation.

    5. the act or a method of preserving meat, fish, etc., by smoking, salting, or the like.

    6. spiritual or religious charge of the people in a certain district.

    7. the office or district of a curate or

    More examples(as adjective)

    "meats can be cured."

    "people can be cured."

    "patients can be cured."

    "tobaccos can be cured."

    "leaves can be cured."

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    (cure)Middle English (as a noun): from Old French curer (verb), cure (noun), both from Latin curare ‘take care of’, from cura ‘care’. The original noun senses were ‘care, concern, responsibility’, in particular spiritual care (hence cure (sense 3 of the noun)). In late Middle English the senses ‘medical care’ and ‘successful medical treatment’ arose, and hence ‘remedy’<br>French, from medieval Latin curatus (see curate).