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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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(This is an example of the cookie curer analogy--the short three-year appointment was the same for the original appointees to these three offices.) Actually, the Taxpayers' OmbudsOffice has one of the narrowest mandates of the eight OmbudsOffices being considered.
To find out what is wrong, the patient can, of course, go to a doctor, but quite often people prefer to go to a dhukun (curer) (DeBernardi 2006:101; Hanks 1963:25).
Davies is described on the book cover as 'the last of the apprentice bacon curers', but his tales have an appeal which will reach far more people than those making a living out of meat.
And the piece de resistance is that the Indian coffee farmer can function not only as a grower, but also as a curer, as a trader, as an exporter and as a roster!
After 20 years of distributing their products together, owners of the Tillamook Country Smoker filed a federal lawsuit against the creamery in May to pre-empt the cheese maker's attempt to force the meat curer to change its name.
501, 515-16 (1927) (Brandeis & Holmes, JJ., concurring.) ("[T]he President may direct any revenue curer to cruise in any waters in order to perform any duty of the service."); Massachusetts v.
In Sanskrit, Neem is called the Sarva Roga Nivarini--"the curer of all ailments"--or in the Muslim tradition, Shajar-e-Mubarak--"the blessed tree." (28)
Bayer has also developed an anti-reversion agent - a bifunctional crosslinker - that improves the thermal stability of crosslinks and overcomes reversion problems encountered with a typical curer. Benefits of using the Vulcuren[R] system include significantly improved reversion resistance of NR compounds, improved aging/overcuring behavior, better static and dynamic vulcanizate properties compared to conventional systems, longer lifetime of rubber goods due to superior stability of crosslinks, and improved productivity resulting from higher possible cure temperatures.
A verse from a composition by prolific Puerto Rican composer Tite Curer Alonso comes to mind:
Whitten, describes the conjurer a bit more objectively as a "professional diviner, curer, agent finder, and general controller of the occult arts" (315-16); Whitten adds that they can be "Negro or white, male or female" (317).
As the curer moves, it removes material from a stock model and the designed part emerges as it would on a machine.