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cure

1. a return to health, esp after specific treatment
2. any course of medical therapy, esp one proved effective in combating a disease
3. the spiritual and pastoral charge of a parish

cure

[kyu̇r]
(chemistry)
To change the properties of a resin material by chemical polycondensation or addition reactions.
(chemical engineering)
(engineering)
A process by which concrete is kept moist for its first week or month to provide enough water for the cement to harden. Also known as mature.

cure

1. To change the physical properties of an adhesive or sealant by chemical reaction, which may be condensation, polymerization, or vulcanization; usually accomplished by the action of heat and catalyst, alone or in combination, with or without pressure.
2. For concrete, see curing.
3. To provide conditions conducive to the hydration process of stucco or portland cement.
4. To provide a sufficient quantity of water and to maintain the proper temperature within a plaster to ensure cement hydration.
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During the 10-day cure period, the tenant apparently controlled his pets, such that no incidents were reported.
Ease of flow in the mold and good release from the mold after cure are essential to be able to efficiently produce high voltage insulators at reduced cost.
The Court ruled that a proprietary lease provision which allows for the removal of the shareholder from the apartment without a judicial determination of default and without an opportunity for the shareholder to cure the default is void as against public policy.
One of the differences between coldbox and nobake is that in nobake, a liquid catalyst is used, while coldbox systems use a vapor to cure the sand.
Komen for the Cure with the sole purpose of furthering the organization's mission within a defined service area.
After the gas is introduced, it is followed by a dry-air purge at a dew point of -10 to 40 at 1 atmosphere, which further cures the core and removes the excess [SO.
7,048,953 entitled "Methods and Apparatus to Prevent, Treat, and Cure Infections of the Human Respiratory System by Pathogens Causing Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)" that was issued on May 23, 2006.
Methacrylates are messy and must be cleaned up after squeeze-off before they cure.
In the 1960s, silicate binders were used as "air set" systems, incorporating various reactive powder hardeners to cure the binder.
Both groups share a commitment to accelerate and fund biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for Autism Spectrum Disorders; to increase awareness of the disorder; and to improve the quality of life of affected individuals and their families.
Elastomer cure concepts, volume VIII," is said to provide compounders with the data they need to improve the processing and performance of their elastomer systems using the company's coagents and other specialty chemicals.