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EtymologyEdit

cure +‎ -er.

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NounEdit

curer (plural curers)

  1. A healer.
  2. A person who, or device which preserves food by curing.

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French curer, borrowed from Latin cūrāre, present active infinitive of cūrō.

VerbEdit

curer

  1. (transitive) to clean by scrubbing, scraping and removing (e.g. a drain, a pipe, a canal, a stable, ...)
  2. (reflexive) to clean oneself by scrubbing, scraping and removing (e.g. one's nails, teeth, ...)
    Se curer le nez. - To pick one's nose.
  3. (rare) (transitive) to clear out (to make empty, to remove)

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LatinEdit

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin cūrō, cūrāre.

VerbEdit

curer

  1. to clean
  2. (medicine) to treat (an illness, a symptom, etc.), to care (for), to heal
    • 1377, Bernard de Gordon, Fleur de lis de medecine (a.k.a. lilium medicine), page 142 of this essay:
      On doit avoir plusieurs entencions, car en curant, on doit bien considerer la cause et la nature de la maladie
      One must have several intentions, because in treating, one must consider the cause and the nature of the disease

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: cure
  • French: curer