(Cur`a*bil"i*ty) n. The state of being curable; curableness.

(Cur"a*ble) a. [Cf. F. curable. See Cure, v. t.] Capable of being cured; admitting remedy. "Curable diseases." Harvey.Cur"a*ble*ness, n.Cur`a*bly, adv.

(Cu`ra*çao", Cu`ra*çoa"), n. A liqueur, or cordial, flavored with orange peel, cinnamon, and mace; — first made at the island of Curaçcao.

(Cu"ra*cy) n.; pl. Curacies [See Cure, Curate.] The office or employment of a curate.

(Cu*ra"re Cu*ra"ri) n. [Native name. Cf. Wourall.] A black resinoid extract prepared by the South American Indians from the bark of several species of Strychnos (S. toxifera, etc.). It sometimes has little effect when taken internally, but is quickly fatal when introduced into the blood, and used by the Indians as an arrow poison. [Written also urari, woorali, woorari, etc.]

(Cu"ra*rine) n. (Chem.) A deadly alkaloid extracted from the curare poison and from the Strychnos toxifera. It is obtained in crystalline colorless salts.

(Cu"ra*rize) v. t. To poison with curare.

(Cu*ras"sow) n. [Native name in Brazil.] (Zool.) A large gallinaceous bird of the American genera Crax, Ourax, etc., of the family Cracidæ.

The crested curassow (Crax alector) is black, and about the size of a small hen-turkey, with an erectile crest of curled feathers. It ranges from Mexico to Brazil. The galeated curassow or cushew bird (Ourax Pauxi) is similar in size, and has a large, hollow, blue, pear-shaped protuberance on the head.

(Cu"rat) n. [SeeCuirass.] A cuirass or breastplate. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Cu"rate) n. [LL. curatus, prop., one who is charged with the care (L. cura) of souls. See Cure, n., and cf. Curé] One who has the cure of souls; originally, any clergyman, but now usually limited to one who assists a rector or vicar. Hook.

All this the good old man performed alone,
He spared no pains, for curate he had none.

(Cu"rate*ship), n. A curacy.

(Cu*ra"tion) n. [Cf. OF. curacion.] Cure; healing. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Cur"a*tive) a. [Cf. F. curatif. See Cure, v. t.] Relating to, or employed in, the cure of diseases; tending to cure. Arbuthnot.

(Cu*ra"tor) n. [L., fr. curare to take care of, fr. cura care.]

1. One who has the care and superintendence of anything, as of a museum; a custodian; a keeper.

2. One appointed to act as guardian of the estate of a person not legally competent to manage it, or of an absentee; a trustee; a guardian.

(Cu*ra"tor*ship), n. The office of a curator.

(Cu*ra"trix) n. [L.]

1. A woman who cures.

2. A woman who is a guardian or custodian. Burrill.

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