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cure noun

1 medicine/treatment that can cure an illness

ADJ. effective, instant, miracle, wonder There is no instant cure for this condition. | rest His new job was almost a rest cure after the stresses of the army. | cancer

VERB + CURE look for, seek | develop, discover, find

CURE + VERB work The cure works by boosting the body's immune system.

PREP. ~ for scientists seeking a cure for Aids | ~ from He was hoping for a cure from his debilitating illness.

PHRASES no (known) cure There is no known cure for the disease. | prevention is better than cure Prevention is better than cure, so start looking after your heart now. | the search for a cure the search for a cure for the common cold

2 return to good health

ADJ. miraculous | complete, permanent

VERB + CURE bring about, effect, provide These drugs can sometimes effect miraculous cures. (figurative) Science cannot provide a cure for all the world's problems.