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 for curing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cure \Cure\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cured (k[=u]rd); p. pr. & vb.
     n. Curing.] [OF. curer to take care, to heal, F., only, to
     cleanse, L. curare to take care, to heal, fr. cura. See
     1. To heal; to restore to health, soundness, or sanity; to
        make well; -- said of a patient.
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              The child was cured from that very hour. --Matt.
                                                    xvii. 18.
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     2. To subdue or remove by remedial means; to remedy; to
        remove; to heal; -- said of a malady.
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              To cure this deadly grief.            --Shak.
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              Then he called his twelve disciples together, and
              gave them power . . . to cure diseases. --Luke ix.
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     3. To set free from (something injurious or blameworthy), as
        from a bad habit.
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              I never knew any man cured of inattention. --Swift.
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     4. To prepare for preservation or permanent keeping; to
        preserve, as by drying, salting, etc.; as, to cure beef or
        fish; to cure hay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Curing \Cur"ing\ (k?r"?ng),
     p. a. & vb. n. of Cure.
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     Curing house, a building in which anything is cured;
        especially, in the West Indies, a building in which sugar
        is drained and dried.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying
           or crystallization; "the hardening of concrete"; "he tested
           the set of the glue" [syn: hardening, solidifying,
           solidification, set, curing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  39 Moby Thesaurus words for "curing":
     anhydration, blast-freezing, bottling, brining, canning, corning,
     cure, dehydration, desiccation, dry-curing, drying, embalming,
     evaporation, freeze-drying, freezing, fuming, healing, irradiation,
     jerking, marination, mummification, pickling, potting,
     quick-freezing, refrigeration, remedial, remedy, restorative,
     salting, sanative, sanatory, seasoning, smoking, stuffing,
     taxidermy, therapy, tinning, vulnerary, wholesome

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