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cured
'cured' - used as an adjective
1. freed from illness or injury
the patient appears cured
2. (used of rubber) treated by a chemical or physical process to improve its properties (hardness and strength and odor and elasticity)
3. (used of concrete or mortar) kept moist to assist the hardening
4. (used of hay e.g.) allowed to dry
5. (used especially of meat) cured in brine
6. (used of tobacco) aging as a preservative process ('aged' is pronounced as one syllable)
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Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body - the producers and consumers themselves. - Click here to find out.
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The green ring that is formed around the yolk of eggs that have been cooked too long is formed by the chemical reaction from the iron in the yolk and the sulphur in the white part of the egg.