recure

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably partly from Latin recūrāre, and partly from a reduced form of recover.

Verb[edit]

recure (third-person singular simple present recures, present participle recuring, simple past and past participle recured)

  1. (obsolete) To cure, heal.
    • Lydgate
      No medicine might avail his sickness to recure.
  2. (obsolete) To restore (something) to a good condition.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.v:
      Phoebus pure / In westerne waues his wearie wagon did recure.
  3. (obsolete) To recover, regain (something that had been lost).
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.5:
      By this he had sweet life recur'd agayne [...].
  4. To arrive at; to reach; to attain.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Lydgate to this entry?)

Noun[edit]

recure (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) cure; remedy; recovery
    • Fairfax
      But whom he hite, without recure he dies.