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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kneippism  \Kneipp"ism\,  n.  Also  Kneipp's  \Kneipp's\,  or  Kneipp 
  \Kneipp\,  cure  \cure\ 
  Treatment  of  disease  by  forms  of  hydrotherapy,  as  walking 
  barefoot  in  the  morning  dew,  baths,  wet  compresses,  cold 
  affusions,  etc.;  --  so  called  from  its  originator,  Sebastian 
  Kneipp  (1821-97),  a  German  priest. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cure  \Cure\>  (k?r),  n.  [OF,  cure  care  F.,  also  cure,  healing, 
  cure  of  souls,  L.  cura  care  medical  attendance,  cure;  perh. 
  akin  to  cavere  to  pay  heed,  E.  cution.  Cure  is  not  related  to 
  care.] 
  1.  Care  heed,  or  attention.  [Obs.] 
 
  Of  study  took  he  most  cure  and  most  heed.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Vicarages  of  greatcure  but  small  value.  --Fuller. 
 
  2.  Spiritual  charge;  care  of  soul;  the  office  of  a  parish 
  priest  or  of  a  curate;  hence  that  which  is  committed  to 
  the  charge  of  a  parish  priest  or  of  a  curate;  a  curacy; 
  as  to  resign  a  cure;  to  obtain  a  cure. 
 
  The  appropriator  was  the  incumbent  parson,  and  had 
  the  cure  of  the  souls  of  the  parishioners. 
  --Spelman. 
 
  3.  Medical  or  hygienic  care  remedial  treatment  of  disease;  a 
  method  of  medical  treatment;  as  to  use  the  water  cure. 
 
  4.  Act  of  healing  or  state  of  being  healed;  restoration  to 
  health  from  disease,  or  to  soundness  after  injury. 
 
  Past  hope!  pastcure!  past  help.  --Shak. 
 
  I  do  cures  to-day  and  to-morrow.  --Luke  xii. 
  32. 
 
  5.  Means  of  the  removal  of  disease  or  evil;  that  which  heals; 
  a  remedy;  a  restorative. 
 
  Cold,  hunger,  prisons,  ills  without  a  cure. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  The  proper  cure  of  such  prejudices.  --Bp.  Hurd. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cure  \Cure\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cured}  (k?rd);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Curing}.]  [OF.  curer  to  take  care  to  heal,  F.,  only,  to 
  cleanse,  L.  curare  to  take  care  to  heal,  fr  cura.  See 
  {Cure},.] 
  1.  To  heal;  to  restore  to  health,  soundness,  or  sanity;  to 
  make  well  --  said  of  a  patient. 
 
  The  child  was  cured  from  that  very  hour.  --Matt. 
  xvii.  18. 
 
  2.  To  subdue  or  remove  by  remedial  means  to  remedy;  to 
  remove;  to  heal;  --  said  of  a  malady. 
 
  To  cure  this  deadly  grief.  --Shak. 
 
  Then  he  called  his  twelve  disciples  together,  and 
  gave  them  power  .  .  .  to  cure  diseases.  --Luke  ix 
  1. 
 
  3.  To  set  free  from  (something  injurious  or  blameworthy),  as 
  from  a  bad  habit. 
 
  I  never  knew  any  man  cured  of  inattention.  --Swift. 
 
  4.  To  prepare  for  preservation  or  permanent  keeping;  to 
  preserve,  as  by  drying,  salting,  etc.;  as  to  cure  beef  or 
  fish;  to  cure  hay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cure  \Cure\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  pay  heed;  to  care  to  give  attention.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  To  restore  health;  to  effect  a  cure. 
 
  Whose  smile  and  frown,  like  to  Achilles'  spear,  Is 
  able  with  the  change  to  kill  and  cure.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  become  healed. 
 
  One  desperate  grief  cures  with  another's  languish. 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cur'e  \Cu`r['e]"\  (k[.u]`r[asl]"),  n.  [F.,  fr  LL  curatus  See 
  {Curate}.] 
  A  curate;  a  pardon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cure 
  n  :  a  medicine  or  therapy  that  cures  disease  or  relieve  pain 
  [syn:  {remedy},  {curative}] 
  v  1:  provide  a  cure  for  make  healthy  again  [syn:  {heal}] 
  2:  prepare  by  chemical  processing  in  order  to  preserve;  "cure 
  meats" 




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