cured :

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  • 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
  • v  make (substances) hard and improve their usability
  • v  be or become preserved
  • s  freed from illness or injury
    the patient appears cured
  • s  (used of rubber) treated by a chemical or physical process to improve its properties (hardness and strength and odor and elasticity)
  • s  (used of concrete or mortar) kept moist to assist the hardening
  • s  (used of hay e.g.) allowed to dry
  • s  (used especially of meat) cured in brine
  • s  (used of tobacco) aging as a preservative process (`aged' is pronounced as one syllable)

  • Nor is it clear that Huetter's claim to have cured his patient is yet justified.
  • One reason why homosexuals are so rarely cured is that they rarely try treatment.
  • I don't think anyone ever knows whether he or she is cured.
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