cure of

cure (someone or something) of (something)

1. To heal someone of something. That antibiotic cured Sam of his illness in just a few days. I really hope this new therapist can cure me of my compulsive behaviors.
2. To fix or repair a malfunctioning machine. Unfortunately, a few good smacks on the lid did not cure the washer of that dreadful noise.
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cure someone of something

to rid someone of a disease, ailment, bad habit, or obsession. I hope that the doctor prescribes something to cure him of that chronic cough. Will you please try to cure yourself of your constant interrupting?
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cure something of something

to eliminate the cause of a malfunction in a machine or a device. (See also cure someone of something.) I think I have cured the stapler of jamming all the time. I can't seem to cure the committee of procrastination.
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References in classic literature ?
I sent last evening for the cure of the nearest French village, who spent an hour with him.
I've taken a house near here for the holidays, where I'm going in for a Rest Cure of my own description.
Lastly, to conclude this part; as we said in the beginning, that the act of envy had somewhat in it of witchcraft, so there is no other cure of envy, but the cure of witchcraft; and that is, to remove the lot (as they call it) and to lay it upon another.
The cure of the material, as previously described, can be via two principal routes, including peroxide cure or addition cure.
Ethyl acetoacetate, methyl acetoacetate, dimethyl acetoacetamide, monomethyl acetoacetamide, and acetoacetanilide are low-color copromoters for room-temperature cure of unsaturated polyesters.
However, the Court stated that it does not follow that Waldbaum automatically lost its right to renew the lease because the complete cure of this default had not been accomplished at the precise time Waldbaum exercised its renewal option.
CaP CURE, the Prostate Cancer Foundation, is the largest non-governmental source of funding to support research on the prevention, treatment and cure of prostate cancer.
The objective of this course is to provide fundamentals of multiple techniques and combinations of curing technologies which provide cure of coatings in less than one minute.
The appellate court held that "In this fact pattern, a proper cure of the breach required tenant's permanent removal of the dogs, not merely tenant's control of his dogs during the post-judgement 10-day cure period.
CaP CURE, The Association for the Cure of Cancer of the Prostate, is a nonprofit public charity dedicated to finding cures and controls for prostate cancer.
The best compression set results were obtained after a nitrogen post cure of eight hours at 150 [degrees] C, as depicted in figure 7.
Manufactures polyester promoters for rapid cure of SMC and BMC.
SportsTicker(R), the leading supplier of real-time sports news and information, today announced it is providing results for CaP CURE, a Home Run Challenge sponsored by the Association for the Cure of Cancer of the Prostate, for the fourth consecutive year.
This method shows an approximate state of cure of the part as it exits the mold.
Manufactures polyester promoters for the rapid cure of SMC and BMC.