The word "cure" (kyoor) is used when a person is saved from an illness through modern or traditional medical practices.

  • After receiving treatments for a month in a hospital, David was cured of his disease.
  • Scientists are working on a cure for cancer.
  • There is no cure for the common cold.

You can use the word "cure" as a noun or a verb. In these sentences, "cure" is a verb:

simplepastpast participle
  • A doctor cures people who are sick.
  • The medicine cured the man’s illness.
  • He was cured by the medicine.
  • This treatment will cure you.
  • The man was miraculously cured.


He was miraculously cured.

In these sentences, "cure" is a noun:

  • Doctors found a cure for the young girl’s disease, and now she’s okay.
  • A cure for the illness is being worked on.
  • There is no cure for some diseases.

The word "cured" is an adjective:

  • The cured patient was grateful to the people who cared for him.
  • She’s cured of her sickness.
  • People who are cured of the disease are now resistant to it and will never get it again.

The word "curative" is also an adjective:

  • The people who live in this area say that this plant has curative powers.
  • Curative therapies have been proven successful in treating some diseases.

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December 3, 2014