curing meaning

  "curing" in a sentence
  • Noun: curing  kyûring
    1. The process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization
      - hardening, solidifying, solidification, set
    Verb: cure  kyûr
    1. Provide a cure for, make healthy again
      "The treatment cured the boy's acne"
      - bring around, heal 
    2. Prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve
      "cure meats"; "cure pickles"; "cure hay" 
    3. Make (substances) hard and improve their usability
      "cure resin"; "cure cement"; "cure soap" 
    4. Be or become preserved
      "the apricots cure in the sun"

    See also: curable, curative

    Type of: action, activity, aid, change, harden, help, indurate, keep, natural action, natural process, preserve

    Part of: plastination

    Encyclopedia: Cure


  • [Architecture]

    Maintaining the humidity and temperature of freshly placed concrete during some definite period following placing, casting, or finishing to assure satisfactory hydration of the cementitious materials and proper hardening of the concrete.


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  1. perhaps it was not too late to cure him.
  2. i tried every cure you can think of.
  3. he snuffs up salt and water to cure a cold.
  4. i have cured myself of drunkenness i think.
  5. prevention is better than cure.

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