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  ( cures    plural & 3rd person present)   ( curing    present participle)   ( cured    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If doctors or medical treatments cure an illness or injury, they cause it to end or disappear.  
Her cancer can only be controlled, not cured.      V n  
2       verb   If doctors or medical treatments cure a person, they make the person well again after an illness or injury.   (=heal)  
MDT is an effective treatment and could cure all the leprosy sufferers worldwide...      V n  
Almost overnight I was cured...      V n  
Now doctors believe they have cured him of the disease.      V n of n  
3       n-count   A curefor an illness is a medicine or other treatment that cures the illness.  
oft N for n  
Atkinson has been told rest is the only cure for his ankle injury.     
4       verb   If someone or something cures a problem, they bring it to an end.  
Private firms are willing to make large scale investments to help cure Russia's economic troubles...      V n  
5       n-count   A curefor a problem is something that will bring it to an end.  
usu with supp, oft N for n   (=solution)  
The magic cure for inflation does not exist.     
6       verb   If an action or event cures someone of a habit or an attitude, it makes them stop having it.  
The experience was a detestable ordeal, and it cured him of any ambitions to direct again...      V n of n  
He went to a clinic to cure his drinking and overeating.      V n  
7       verb   When food, tobacco, or animal skin is cured, it is dried, smoked, or salted so that it will last for a long time.  
usu passive  
Legs of pork were cured and smoked over the fire.      be V-ed  
...sliced cured ham.      V-ed  

cure-all        ( cure-alls    plural  ) A cure-all is something that is believed, usually wrongly, to be able to solve all the problems someone or something has, or to cure a wide range of illnesses.      n-count   oft N for n   (=panacea)  
He said the introduction of market discipline to the economy was not a magic cure-all for its problems...     
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the carrot is more effective than the stick
activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on your head and challenge other three friends to do so in order to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research.
also called "ice water challenge", viral campaign on social media during July–August 2014
(in neomarxist thought) the third main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of innovation. The members of the innovoisie have usually human innovating capital. They receive (as individuals) copyrights or patent rights and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1996 Yanick Toutain)
(in neomarxist thought) the second main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of formation. The members of the formoisie have human capital, receive high wages (the most frequently thanks to their diplomas) and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1993 Yanick Toutain)
[Hum. Sc.] The formoisie is the social class that created social-democracy and stalinism.
suffering of a disease; destroyed
[med.] of or relating to the medical consideration of the whole person in the treatment of a disease, not only physically but also taking into account mental and social factors rather than just the symptoms
Ex: That clinic offers a holistic medecine approach to treat both the body and the mind sometimes even using practises from eastern traditions such as meditation or acupuncture.
undesirable, at much lower standards than expected
synonym for "shitty"
a person with more power or authority than others
Eg.: Your father is one of the dominant man in his section because he is boss.
a substance containing a harmless form of the germs that cause a particular disease. It is given to people, usually by injection, to prevent them from getting that disease.
This expression means it is better to let one's emotions out, rather than bottled up inside. It is also often said when someone has gas.
this is just something my grandmother would say in cajun french
A currency coin worth $1.00 in Canada. Bigger than a quarter but smaller than a tooney.
looney also can mean strange or weird. ex.He had always been a little bit looney.
The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease
Medical term
artificial long word coined to mean a lung disease known as silicosis, a type of pneumoconiosis caused by inhalation of ultra-microscopic particles of crystalline silica volcanic dust. It has the particularity of being the longest word in the English language published in a dictionary
Longer tech. terms exist (up to 189,819 letters!).The word, presumably coined in 1935 by E.M. Smith (pres. of the National Puzzlers'League) in imitation of very long medical terms, contains 45 letters
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