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Adjective: cured  kyûrd
  1. Freed from illness or injury
    "the patient appears cured";
    - healed, recovered
  2. (used of rubber) treated by a chemical or physical process to improve its properties (hardness and strength and odour and elasticity)
    - vulcanized, vulcanised [Brit]
  3. (used of concrete or mortar) kept moist to assist the hardening
  4. (used of hay e.g.) allowed to dry
  5. (used especially of meat) cured in brine
    - corned
  6. (used of tobacco) undergone the effects of time as a preservative process
    - aged
Verb: cure  kyûr
  1. (medicine) provide a cure for, make healthy again
    "The treatment cured the boy's acne";
    - bring around, heal
  2. Prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve
    "cure meats"; "cure pickles"; "cure hay"
  3. Make (substances) hard and improve their usability
    "cure resin"; "cure cement"; "cure soap"
  4. Be or become preserved
    "the apricots cure in the sun"

See also: preserved, processed, seasoned, well

Type of: aid, change, harden, help, indurate, keep, preserve

Encyclopedia: Cured