- 1. To heal; to make well. 2. A restoration to health. 3. A special method or course of treatment. See dental curing. [L. curo, to care for]* * *Clopidogrel in Unstable Angina to Prevent Recurrent Ischemic Events [trial]; Columbia University Restenosis Elimination [trial]
* * *cure 'kyu̇(ə)r n1) recovery from a disease <his \cure was complete> also remission of signs or symptoms of a disease esp. during a prolonged period of observation <a clinical \cure> <5-year \cure of cancer> compare ARREST2) a drug, treatment, regimen, or other agency that cures a disease <quinine is a \cure for malaria>3) a course or period of treatment esp one designed to interrupt an addiction or compulsive habit or to improve general health <take a \cure for alcoholism> <an annual \cure at a spa>4) SPA5) maritime law the medical care awarded a person in the merchant marine who is injured or taken sick in the course of dutya) to restore to health, soundness, or normality <curing her patients rapidly by new procedures>b) to bring about recovery from <antibiotics \cure many formerly intractable infections> vi1) to effect a cure <careful living \cures more often than it kills>2) to take a cure (as in a sanatorium or at a spa)cur·er n
* * *(kūr) [L. curatio, from cura care] 1. the course of treatment of any disease, or of a special case. 2. the successful treatment of a disease or wound. 3. a system of treating diseases. 4. a medicine effective in treating a disease. 5. the preservation of a product, such as tobacco, meat, or fish. 6. the hardening of a material by the process of curing. 7. a procedure for polymerization of resins such as those used in denture base materials. See also curing.
Medical dictionary. 2011.