CURE, noun [Latin , to cure to take care, to prepare.]
1. A healing; the act of healing; restoration to health from disease, and to soundness from a wound. We say, a medicine will effect a cure
2. Remedy for disease; restorative; that which heals.
Colds, hunger, prisons, ills without a cure
3. The employment of a curate; the care of souls; spiritual charge.
CURE, verb transitive [Latin See the Noun.]
1. To heal, as a person diseased or a wounded limb; to restore to health, as the body, or to soundness, as a limb.
The child was cured from that very hour. Matthew 17:16.
2. To subdue, remove, destroy or put an end to; to heal, as a disease.
Christ gave his disciples power to cure diseases. Luke 9:1.
When the person and the disease are both mentioned, cure is followed by of before the disease. The physician cured the man of his fever.
3. To remedy; to remove an evil, and restore to a good state.
Patience will alleviate calamities, which cannot cure
4. To dry; to prepare for preservation; as, to cure hay; or to prepare by salt, or in any manner, so as to prevent speedy putrefaction; as, to cure fish or beef.