What’s The Difference Between CURE and HEAL – English Vocabulary Lesson

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What’s the difference between cure and heal? These two words are similar in English, but the way we use them is different. Let’s have a look at how to use cure and heal in everyday English conversation and writing.

Cure means to resolve a disease or illness.. Something, like a medicine or someone, like a doctor can cure a disease or illness.

  • The medicine cured his disease.
  • Chicken soup can cure a cold.
  • The doctor cured my uncle and now he’s back to work and feeling great.

On the other hand, we use heal to mean resolve an injury. We say that an injury heals or a body part heals.

  • It takes time to heal a cut.
  • Broken bones take several weeks to heal.
  • Putting a bandage on the wound will help it heal.

How about you? Have you been cured or healed recently? Leave a comment below and let us know!

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