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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin cura 'care'

cure

1 noun
     
Related topics: Hospital
cure1 [countable]
1MH a medicine or medical treatment that makes an illness go away
cure for
There is still no cure for AIDS.
2 something that solves a problem, or improves a bad situation [↪ solution]
cure for
There is no easy cure for loneliness.
3MH the act of making someone well again after an illness:
The new treatment effected a miraculous cure.

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