1 medicine/treatment that can cure an illness
ADJ. effective, instant, miracle, wonder There is no instant cure for this condition. | rest His new job was almost a rest cure after the stresses of the army. | cancer
VERB + CURE look for, seek | develop, discover, find
CURE + VERB work The cure works by boosting the body's immune system.
PREP. ~ for scientists seeking a cure for Aids | ~ from He was hoping for a cure from his debilitating illness.
PHRASES no (known) cure There is no known cure for the disease. | prevention is better than cure Prevention is better than cure, so start looking after your heart now. | the search for a cure the search for a cure for the common cold
2 return to good health
ADJ. miraculous | complete, permanent
VERB + CURE bring about, effect, provide These drugs can sometimes effect miraculous cures. (figurative) Science cannot provide a cure for all the world's problems.
ADV. completely | miraculously She still believed that somehow she could be miraculously cured.
PREP. of He was now completely cured of his illness.