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1‘Casey had been cured, but he needed to convalesce’
heal, restore to health, make well, make better, restore, rehabilitate, treat successfully
2‘the belief that economic equality could cure all social ills’
rectify, remedy, put right, set right, right, set to rights, fix, mend, repair, heal, make better, ameliorate, alleviate, ease
solve, sort out, be the answer to, be the solution to
eliminate, do away with, end, put an end to, remove, counteract, correct
3‘some farmers cured their own bacon’
preserve, smoke, salt, dry, kipper, pickle
1‘a cure for cancer’
remedy, curative, medicine, medication, medicament, restorative, corrective, antidote, antiserum
treatment, course of treatment, therapy, healing, alleviation
nostrum, panacea, cure-all
archaic physic, specific
2‘he was beyond cure’
healing, restoration to health
3‘interest rate cuts are not the cure for the problem’
solution, answer, antidote, nostrum, panacea, cure-all, magic formula
informal quick fix, magic bullet
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