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Cure vs. Sinecure — What's the Difference?

Cure vs. Sinecure — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Cure and Sinecure

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Cure

A cure is a substance or procedure that ends a medical condition, such as a medication, a surgical operation, a change in lifestyle or even a philosophical mindset that helps end a person's sufferings; or the state of being healed, or cured. The medical condition could be a disease, mental illness, genetic disorder, or simply a condition a person considers socially undesirable, such as baldness or lack of breast tissue.
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Sinecure

A sinecure ( or ; from Latin sine 'without' and cura 'care') is an office, carrying a salary or otherwise generating income, that requires or involves little or no responsibility, labour, or active service. The term originated in the medieval church, where it signified a post without any responsibility for the "cure [care] of souls", the regular liturgical and pastoral functions of a cleric, but came to be applied to any post, secular or ecclesiastical, that involved little or no actual work.
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Cure

Relieve (a person or animal) of the symptoms of a disease or condition
He was cured of the disease
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Sinecure

A position or office that requires little or no work but provides a salary.
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Cure

Preserve (meat, fish, tobacco, or an animal skin) by salting, drying, or smoking
Home-cured ham
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Sinecure

(Archaic) An ecclesiastical benefice not attached to the spiritual duties of a parish.
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Cure

A parish priest in a French-speaking country.
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Sinecure

A position that requires no work but still gives an ample payment; a cushy job.
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Cure

A drug or course of medical treatment used to restore health
Discovered a new cure for ulcers.
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Sinecure

(historical) An ecclesiastical benefice without the care of souls.
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Cure

Restoration of health; recovery from disease
The likelihood of cure.
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Sinecure

Requiring no work for an ample reward.
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Cure

Something that corrects or relieves a harmful or disturbing situation
The cats proved to be a good cure for our mouse problem.
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Sinecure

Having the appearance of functionality without being of any actual use or purpose.
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Cure

(Ecclesiastical) Spiritual charge or care, as of a priest for a congregation.
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Sinecure

(transitive) To put or place in a sinecure.
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Cure

The office or duties of a curate.
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Sinecure

An ecclesiastical benefice without the care of souls.
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Cure

The act or process of preserving a product.
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Sinecure

Any office or position which requires or involves little or no responsibility, labor, or active service.
A lucrative sinecure in the Excise.
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Cure

A parish priest, especially in a French-speaking community.
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Sinecure

To put or place in a sinecure.
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Cure

To cause to be free of a disease or unhealthy condition
Medicine that cured the patient of gout.
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Sinecure

A benefice to which no spiritual or pastoral duties are attached
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Cure

To cause to be free of, to lose interest in, or to stop doing something
A remark that cured me of the illusion that I might be a good singer.
A bad reaction that cured him of the desire to smoke cigars.
A visit to the dentist that cured her of eating sweets.
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Sinecure

An office that involves minimal duties
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Cure

To eliminate (a disease, for example) from the body by medical or other treatment; cause recovery from
New antibiotics to cure infections.
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Cure

To remove or remedy (something harmful or disturbing)
Cure a social evil.
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Cure

To preserve (meat, for example), as by salting, smoking, or aging.
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Cure

To prepare, preserve, or finish (a substance) by a chemical or physical process.
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Cure

To vulcanize (rubber).
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Cure

To effect a cure or recovery
A drug that cures without side effects.
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Cure

To be prepared, preserved, or finished by a chemical or physical process
Hams curing in the smokehouse.
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Cure

A method, device or medication that restores good health.
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Cure

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

(figurative) A solution to a problem.
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Cure

A process of preservation, as by smoking.
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Cure

A process of solidification or gelling.
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Cure

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

(obsolete) Care, heed, or attention.
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Cure

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

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

(transitive) To restore to health.
Unaided nature cured him.
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Cure

(transitive) To bring (a disease or its bad effects) to an end.
Unaided nature cured his ailments.
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Cure

(transitive) To cause to be rid of (a defect).
Experience will cure him of his naïveté.
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Cure

(transitive) To prepare or alter especially by chemical or physical processing for keeping or use.
The smoke and heat cures the meat.
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Cure

To preserve (food), typically by salting. is this sense distinct from the preceding one? another example might be useful
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Cure

(intransitive) To bring about a cure of any kind.
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Cure

(intransitive) To be undergoing a chemical or physical process for preservation or use.
The meat was put in the smokehouse to cure.
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Cure

(intransitive) To solidify or gel.
The parts were curing in the autoclave.
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Cure

To become healed.
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Cure

(obsolete) To pay heed; to care; to give attention.
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Cure

Care, heed, or attention.
Of study took he most cure and most heed.
Vicarages of greatcure, but small value.
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Cure

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.
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Cure

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

Act of healing or state of being healed; restoration to health from disease, or to soundness after injury.
Past hope! pastcure! past help.
I do cures to-day and to-morrow.
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Cure

Means of the removal of disease or evil; that which heals; a remedy; a restorative.
Cold, hunger, prisons, ills without a cure.
The proper cure of such prejudices.
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Cure

A curate; a pardon.
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Cure

To heal; to restore to health, soundness, or sanity; to make well; - said of a patient.
The child was cured from that very hour.
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Cure

To subdue or remove by remedial means; to remedy; to remove; to heal; - said of a malady.
To cure this deadly grief.
Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power . . . to cure diseases.
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Cure

To set free from (something injurious or blameworthy), as from a bad habit.
I never knew any man cured of inattention.
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Cure

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

To pay heed; to care; to give attention.
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Cure

To restore health; to effect a cure.
Whose smile and frown, like to Achilles' spear,Is able with the change to kill and cure.
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Cure

To become healed.
One desperate grief cures with another's languish.
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Cure

A medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
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Cure

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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Cure

Prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve;
Cure meats
Cure pickles
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Cure

Make (substances) hard and improve their usability;
Cure resin
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Cure

Be or become preserved;
The apricots cure in the sun
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