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Cure vs. Heal

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  • Cure (noun)

    A method, device or medication that restores good health.

  • Cure (noun)

    Act of healing or state of being healed; restoration to health from disease, or to soundness after injury.

  • Cure (noun)

    A solution to a problem.

  • Cure (noun)

    A process of preservation, as by smoking.

  • Cure (noun)

    A process of solidification or gelling.

  • Cure (noun)

    A process whereby a material is caused to form permanent molecular linkages by exposure to chemicals, heat, pressure and/or weathering.

  • Cure (noun)

    Care, heed, or attention.

  • Cure (noun)

    Spiritual charge; care of soul; the office of a parish priest or of a curate.

  • Cure (noun)

    That which is committed to the charge of a parish priest or of a curate; a curacy.

  • Cure (verb)

    To restore to health.

    "Unaided nature cured him."

  • Cure (verb)

    To bring (a disease or its bad effects) to an end.

    "Unaided nature cured his ailments."

  • Cure (verb)

    To cause to be rid of (a defect).

    "Experience will cure him of his naïveté."

  • Cure (verb)

    To prepare or alter especially by chemical or physical processing for keeping or use.

    "The smoke and heat cures the meat."

  • Cure (verb)

    To bring about a cure of any kind.

  • Cure (verb)

    To be undergoing a chemical or physical process for preservation or use.

    "The meat was put in the smokehouse to cure."

  • Cure (verb)

    To solidify or gel.

    "The parts were curing in the autoclave."

  • Cure (verb)

    To become healed.

  • Cure (verb)

    To pay heed; to care; to give attention.

  • Heal (verb)

    To make better from a disease, wound, etc.; to revive or cure.

    "This bandage will heal your cut."

  • Heal (verb)

    To become better or healthy again.

    "Bandages allow cuts to heal."

  • Heal (verb)

    To reconcile, as a breach or difference; to make whole; to free from guilt.

    "to heal dissensions"

  • Heal (verb)

    To hide; conceal; keep secret.

  • Heal (verb)

    To cover, as for protection.

  • Heal (noun)

    A spell or ability that restores hit points or removes a status ailment.

  • Heal (noun)

    health

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Cure (noun)

    Care, heed, or attention.

  • Cure (noun)

    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.

  • Cure (noun)

    Medical or hygienic care; remedial treatment of disease; a method of medical treatment; as, to use the water cure.

  • Cure (noun)

    Act of healing or state of being healed; restoration to health from disease, or to soundness after injury.

  • Cure (noun)

    Means of the removal of disease or evil; that which heals; a remedy; a restorative.

  • Cure (noun)

    A curate; a pardon.

  • Cure

    To heal; to restore to health, soundness, or sanity; to make well; - said of a patient.

  • Cure

    To subdue or remove by remedial means; to remedy; to remove; to heal; - said of a malady.

  • Cure

    To set free from (something injurious or blameworthy), as from a bad habit.

  • Cure

    To prepare for preservation or permanent keeping; to preserve, as by drying, salting, etc.; as, to cure beef or fish; to cure hay.

  • Cure (verb)

    To pay heed; to care; to give attention.

  • Cure (verb)

    To restore health; to effect a cure.

  • Cure (verb)

    To become healed.

  • Heal

    To cover, as a roof, with tiles, slate, lead, or the like.

  • Heal

    To make hale, sound, or whole; to cure of a disease, wound, or other derangement; to restore to soundness or health.

  • Heal

    To remove or subdue; to cause to pass away; to cure; - said of a disease or a wound.

  • Heal

    To restore to original purity or integrity.

  • Heal

    To reconcile, as a breach or difference; to make whole; to free from guilt; as, to heal dissensions.

  • Heal (verb)

    To grow sound; to return to a sound state; as, the limb heals, or the wound heals; - sometimes with up or over; as, it will heal up, or over.

  • Heal (noun)

    Health.

Webster Dictionary
  • Cure (noun)

    a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain

  • Cure (verb)

    provide a cure for, make healthy again;

    "The treatment cured the boy's acne"

    "The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to"

  • Cure (verb)

    prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve;

    "cure meats"

    "cure pickles"

  • Cure (verb)

    make (substances) hard and improve their usability;

    "cure resin"

  • Cure (verb)

    be or become preserved;

    "the apricots cure in the sun"

  • Heal (verb)

    heal or recover;

    "My broken leg is mending"

  • Heal (verb)

    get healthy again;

    "The wound is healing slowly"

  • Heal (verb)

    provide a cure for, make healthy again;

    "The treatment cured the boy's acne"

    "The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to"

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