1. (n.) Care, heed, or attention.

2. (n.) 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.

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

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

5. (n.) Means of the removal of disease or evil; that which heals; a remedy; a restorative.

6. (v. t.) To heal; to restore to health, soundness, or sanity; to make well; -- said of a patient.

7. (v. t.) To subdue or remove by remedial means; to remedy; to remove; to heal; -- said of a malady.

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

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

10. (v. i.) To pay heed; to care; to give attention.

11. (v. i.) To restore health; to effect a cure.

12. (v. i.) To become healed.

13. (n.) A curate; a pardon.

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