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Definition of cure verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cure
    he / she / it cures
    past simple cured
    -ing form curing
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  1. 1cure somebody (of something) to make a person or an animal healthy again after an illness Will you be able to cure him, doctor?
  2. 2cure something to make an illness go away TB is a serious illness, but it can be cured.
  3. 3cure something to deal with a problem successfully I finally managed to cure the rattling noise in my car.
  4. 4cure somebody of something to stop someone from behaving in a particular way, especially a way that is bad or annoying
  5. 5cure something to treat food or tobacco with smoke, salt, etc. in order to preserve it
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cure