(Cure)> n. [OF, cure care, F., also, cure, healing, cure of souls, L. cura care, medical attendance, cure; perh. akin to cavere to pay heed, E. cution. Cure is not related to care.]

1. Care, heed, or attention. [Obs.]

Of study took he most cure and most heed.

Vicarages of greatcure, but small value.

2. Spiritual charge; care of soul; the office of a parish priest or of a curate; hence, that which is committed to the charge of a parish priest or of a curate; a curacy; as, to resign a cure; to obtain a cure.

The appropriator was the incumbent parson, and had the cure of the souls of the parishioners.

3. Medical or hygienic care; remedial treatment of disease; a method of medical treatment; as, to use the water cure.

4. Act of healing or state of being healed; restoration to health from disease, or to soundness after injury.

Past hope! pastcure! past help.

I do cures to-day and to-morrow.
Luke xii. 32.

5. Means of the removal of disease or evil; that which heals; a remedy; a restorative.

Cold, hunger, prisons, ills without a cure.

The proper cure of such prejudices.
Bp. Hurd.

(Cure), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cured (kurd); p. pr. & vb. n. Curing.] [OF. curer to take care, to heal, F., only, to cleanse, L. curare to take care, to heal, fr. cura. See Cure,.]

1. To heal; to restore to health, soundness, or sanity; to make well; — said of a patient.

The child was cured from that very hour.
Matt. xvii. 18.

2. To subdue or remove by remedial means; to remedy; to remove; to heal; — said of a malady.

To cure this deadly grief.

Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power . . . to cure diseases.
Luke ix. 1.

3. To set free from (something injurious or blameworthy), as from a bad habit.

I never knew any man cured of inattention.

4. To prepare for preservation or permanent keeping; to preserve, as by drying, salting, etc.; as, to cure beef or fish; to cure hay.

(Cure), v. i.

1. To pay heed; to care; to give attention. [Obs.]

2. To restore health; to effect a cure.

Whose smile and frown, like to Achilles' spear,
Is able with the change to kill and cure.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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