"cured" in the verb sense
1. 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"
prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve
make (substances) hard and improve their usability
be or become preserved
"the apricots cure in the sun"
"cured" in the adjective sense
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)
used of concrete or mortar) kept moist to assist the hardening
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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