cure


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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.
References in classic literature ?
le cure was short, round, and red: he advanced, pulling off his little black cap to Newman, and deposited his burden on the table; and then he sat down in the best arm-chair, with his hands folded across his person.
The cure took up his burden again and led the way out, followed by his companions.
le cure reentered, bearing his sacred vessel and followed by the three gentlemen and by Valentin's servant.
There is no cure for his hurts, as I see, except he sit for three days in the habit of a bairagi.
He would be quiet; he was in ridiculous and offensive earnest about his egregious Cure.
A few hours' enforced Rest Cure was the worst I wished him.
When I die I'll let you have my head to cure, if, first, you take me to look upon the Red One.
queried the cure with a smile; "there is no fear of fanaticism here.
Gentlemen," said the cure, with a glance at the justice of the peace, "how can you allege that religious wars have had no definite aim?
For the body, as I conceive, is not the instrument with which they cure the body; in that case we could not allow them ever to be or to have been sickly; but they cure the body with the mind, and the mind which has become and is sick can cure nothing.
What's wanted to prevent her taking her child to the hen-roost to cure it of screaming fits is just.
That cant about cures was never got up by sound practitioners.