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a. A drug or course of medical treatment used to restore health: discovered a new cure for ulcers.
b. Restoration of health; recovery from disease: the likelihood of cure.
c. Something that corrects or relieves a harmful or disturbing situation: The cats proved to be a good cure for our mouse problem.
2. Ecclesiastical Spiritual charge or care, as of a priest for a congregation.
3. The office or duties of a curate.
4. The act or process of preserving a product.
v. cured, cur·ing, cures
a. To cause to be free of a disease or unhealthy condition: medicine that cured the patient of gout.
b. To cause to be free of, to lose interest in, or to stop doing something: a remark that cured me of the illusion that I might be a good singer; a bad reaction that cured him of the desire to smoke cigars; a visit to the dentist that cured her of eating sweets.
2. To eliminate (a disease, for example) from the body by medical or other treatment; cause recovery from: new antibiotics to cure infections.
3. To remove or remedy (something harmful or disturbing): cure a social evil.
4. To preserve (meat, for example), as by salting, smoking, or aging.
5. To prepare, preserve, or finish (a substance) by a chemical or physical process.
6. To vulcanize (rubber).
1. To effect a cure or recovery: a drug that cures without side effects.
2. To be prepared, preserved, or finished by a chemical or physical process: hams curing in the smokehouse.

[Middle English, from Old French, medical treatment, from Latin cūra, from Archaic Latin coisa-.]

cure′less adj.
cur′er n.


 (kyo͝o-rā′, kyo͝or′ā′)
A parish priest, especially in a French-speaking community.

[French, from Old French, from Medieval Latin cūrātus; see curate1.]


(Cookery) the process of preserving food
healing, curing - Healing is a process in which an organism's health is restored; curing is a method that promotes healing.
See also related terms for healing.
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Noun1.curing - the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization; "the hardening of concrete"; "he tested the set of the glue"
congealment, congelation - the process of congealing; solidification by (or as if by) freezing
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
plastination - a process involving fixation and dehydration and forced impregnation and hardening of biological tissues; water and lipids are replaced by curable polymers (silicone or epoxy or polyester) that are subsequently hardened; "the plastination of specimens is valuable for research and teaching"


[ˈkjʊərɪŋ] Ncuración f
see also cure
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There will be instances where it is impossible for you to maintain proper ergonomics or accidentally look at the curing light without filtered safety glasses.
SJ: Users report that UV LED curing light sources produce better cures and better adhesion on a wide range of materials, including recycled materials.
o Curing lights and replacement parts: Kaya Dental features the AB Dental Curing Light, which is small, lightweight, cordless and easytouse.
The council indicated, however, that the argon laser might be an acceptable replacement for the conventional curing light if the manufacturer's suggested procedures are followed carefully.
TM) ] Ultra LED Curing Light, each celebrating their first year being honored; as well as the i-CAT (TM) FLX Cone Beam 3D System, a repeat winner from 2013; and the sonic-activated bulk fill composite Kerr SonicFill[sup.
much greater than] Heraeus Kulzer, LLC, announces Translux Wave, a cordless LED curing light that weighs only five ounces and features an ergonomic design.
The workshop will review the technology, including the latest developments with the use of LEDs as a source for curing light, which can offer significant advantages over conventional broad spectrum UV sources.
The translucent temporary cement is meant to set in two minutes with no need for a curing light, and is also flee of triclosan, Dux says.
SonicFill is on display, alongside many of Kerr's other dental industry innovations, such as its Optibond XTR universal bonding agent and DemiPlus Curing Light, at Kerr's booth (#2633) on the ADA show floor this week.
Supply, installation and commissioning of dental units service, dynamic instrument carrier ultrasonic handpieces of curing light, dental motors and dental laboratory engines.
TIDI Products announces the TIDIShield Curing Light Sleeve with the SureCure Window[TM].
Sands, bonds the permanent veneers in place with special resin and a curing light.