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Overview of verb cure

The verb cure has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (12) bring around, cure, heal

(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. (1) cure

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

3. cure

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

4. cure

(be or become preserved; "the apricots cure in the sun")


Overview of adj cured

The adj cured has 6 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. cured, healed, recovered

(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

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

3. cured

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

4. cured

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

5. corned, cured

((used especially of meat) cured in brine)

6. aged, cured

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

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