cure noun definition in Ailments and diseases topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

cure

 noun: Ailments and diseases topic
1 cure (for something) a medicine or medical treatment that cures an illness the search for a cure for cancer There is no known cure but the illness can be treated. The only real cure is rest.2 the act of curing somebody of an illness or the process of being cured Doctors cannot effect a cure if the disease has spread too far. The cure took six weeks.