What is the meaning of curing?

noun

  • The process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization.
    • usage: "the hardening of concrete"; "he tested the set of the glue"

verb

  • Provide a cure for, make healthy again.
    • usage: "The treatment cured the boy's acne"; "The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to"
  • Prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve.
    • usage: "cure meats"; "cure pickles"; "cure hay"
  • Make (substances) hard and improve their usability.
    • usage: "cure resin"; "cure cement"; "cure soap"
  • Be or become preserved.
    • usage: "the apricots cure in the sun"
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