curé

[kyoo-rey, kyoor-ey; French ky-rey]
noun, plural curés [kyoo-reyz, kyoor-eyz; French ky-rey] .
(in France) a parish priest.

Origin:
1645–55; < French, Old French; modeled on Medieval Latin cūrātus parish priest; see curate

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cure (kjʊə)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to get rid of (an ailment, fault, or problem); heal
2.  (tr) to restore to health or good condition
3.  (intr) to bring about a cure
4.  (tr) to preserve (meat, fish, etc) by salting, smoking, etc
5.  (tr)
 a.  to treat or finish (a substance) by chemical or physical means
 b.  to vulcanize (rubber)
 c.  to allow (a polymer) to set often using heat or pressure
6.  (tr) to assist the hardening of (concrete, mortar, etc) by keeping it moist
 
n
7.  a return to health, esp after specific treatment
8.  any course of medical therapy, esp one proved effective in combating a disease
9.  a means of restoring health or improving a condition, situation, etc
10.  the spiritual and pastoral charge of a parish: the cure of souls
11.  a process or method of preserving meat, fish, etc, by salting, pickling, or smoking
 
[(n) C13: from Old French, from Latin cūra care; in ecclesiastical sense, from Medieval Latin cūra spiritual charge; (vb) C14: from Old French curer, from Latin cūrāre to attend to, heal, from cūra care]
 
'cureless
 
adj
 
'curer
 
n

curé (ˈkjʊəreɪ)
 
n
a parish priest in France
 
[French, from Medieval Latin cūrātus; see curate1]

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cure
c.1300, from L. cura "care, concern, trouble," from PIE base *kois- "be concerned." In reference to fish, pork, etc., first recorded 1743. Related: Curable (late 14c.). Cure-all in general sense is from 1870; as a name of various plants, it is attested from 1793.
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cure (kyur)
n.

  1. Restoration of health; recovery from disease.

  2. A method or course of treatment used to restore health.

  3. An agent that restores health; a remedy.

v. cured, cur·ing, cures
  1. To restore a person to health.

  2. To effect a recovery from a disease or disorder.

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