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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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Sartomer, a business line of Arkema, launched in-house electron beam (EB) labs with equipment to enable customers to develop and test innovative EB curing formulations on a small scale using Sartomer's liquid resin solutions.
Sartomer, a business line of Arkema, launched in-house electron beam labs with equipment to enable customers to develop and test innovative EB curing formulations on a small scale using Sartomer's advanced liquid resin solutions.
Another recent event in Serbia was the decision by a Serbian-based label and package producer,Al Pack, to invest in EB curing technology.The CEO of this family-run group, Nemanja Mikac.
Electron-beam technology is not commonly used with wood coatings, although Woods does point to some segments, such as interior doors and edge-banding, where EB curing finds niche applications.
Coatings: Although not now in commercial practice in the auto industry, in the 1970's, Bill Burlant at the Ford Motor Company demonstrated that EB curing could enable paints or coatings to dry running at as much as 750 times faster than conventional paint baking and oven drying.
consumption, technology of UV and EB curing processes and formulations, suppliers and market shares, trends, growth rates and opportunities are examined.
The use of UV and EB curing for consumer products has increased dramatically in recent years.
* Electron-beam curing: Researchers at the University of Maryland (College Park) are exploring EB curing of epoxy and glass or carbon fiber.
"However, the continued improvements implemented by the major UV ink manufacturers and the process controls available in the curing process have eliminated these historical issues." Mulch also noted that since EB curing penetrates the paperboard, there may be greater potential for packaging material strength loss with EB than with UV.
"Certainly, both new equipment/technologies and better ink formulations will help fuel continued growth of UV/LED and EB curing, but I'm concerned that the issues with PI (photo-initiator) supply and increased regulatory pressures may serve to limit that growth," Dedman said.
Idacavage is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at SUNY-ESF in Syracuse, NY teaching courses in UV and EB curing technology and UV Curable 3D Printing.
Smaller and more economical e-beam systems, including those based on e-beam lamps, have expanded the range of practical applications of EB curing for industrial metal substrates, according to Swanson.