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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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If we distort, warp and abuse this language, which is the seamy side of the noble language of religion and love, indeed the necessary defensive expression of insult towards the sexual partner and contempt and even hatred of the insoluble stubborn mystery of sex itself, which causes us such fleeting joy and such cureless suffering, what have we left for a way of expressing the luxury of obscenity which for an enormous majority of men, by their own testimony is half the pleasure of the sexual act.
Harper plays Marjorie at wit's end, her depression as cureless as her mother's constipation (a running gag).
Ashbery is essentially a poet who does comic turns on a cureless predicament: the ego in everyone that, against all the raw evidence (but the slyest evidence is the worst), and because of it, persists in being, in the title of one of his poems, "the last romantic.