1. bring around, cure, heal, help, aid

usage: provide a cure for, make healthy again; "The treatment cured the boy's acne"; "The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to"

2. cure, preserve, keep

usage: prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve; "cure meats"; "cure pickles"; "cure hay"

3. cure, harden, indurate

usage: make (substances) hard and improve their usability; "cure resin"; "cure cement"; "cure soap"

4. cure, change

usage: be or become preserved; "the apricots cure in the sun"


1. cured, healed, recovered, well (vs. ill)

usage: freed from illness or injury; "the patient appears cured"; "the incision is healed"; "appears to be entirely recovered"; "when the recovered patient tries to remember what occurred during his delirium"- Normon Cameron

2. cured, vulcanized, vulcanised, processed (vs. unprocessed)

usage: (used of rubber) treated by a chemical or physical process to improve its properties (hardness and strength and odor and elasticity)

3. cured, seasoned (vs. unseasoned)

usage: (used of concrete or mortar) kept moist to assist the hardening

4. cured, preserved (vs. fresh)

usage: (used of hay e.g.) allowed to dry

5. corned, cured, preserved (vs. fresh)

usage: (used especially of meat) cured in brine

6. aged, cured, preserved (vs. fresh)

usage: (used of tobacco) aging as a preservative process (`aged' is pronounced as one syllable)

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