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  • n  a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
  • v  provide a cure for, make healthy again
    The treatment cured the boy's acne
  • v  prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve
    cure meats
    cure pickles
    cure hay
  • v  make (substances) hard and improve their usability
    cure resin
    cure cement
    cure soap
  • v  be or become preserved
    the apricots cure in the sun

  • A procedure that replaces faulty genes in the blind might hold cures for all kinds of genetic diseases and for cancer.
  • Researchers have discovered how the cold sore virus hides in the body, which may be the key to a permanent cure.
  • A patient in Berlin appears free of HIV two years after the procedure, but bitter disappointments on the road to a cure make specialists skeptical.
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  • Barack Obama in Los Angeles Times
    It is the first time in the history of civilization in which the carriers of a genuine plague have not been isolated from the general population, and in which this deadly disease for which there is no cure is being treated as a civil rights issue... Mike Huckabee Los Angeles Times,0,5514341.story%3Fcoll%3Dla-home-center&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGNL0X25s5z4D9CSkZW3T4oajAKeA Dec 11, 2007 24224 32491 cure Scientists believe these tiny cells may have the potential to help us understand, and possibly cure, some of our most devastating diseases and conditions," Obama said at the signing ceremony.
  • President Bush in International Herald Tribune
    We must recognize that government intervention is not a cure-all,Bush said. "Our aim should not be more government. It should be smarter government."

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