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curse

(kers),
An affliction thought to be invoked by a malevolent spirit.
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curse

(kŭrs)
An affliction thought to be invoked by an evil spirit.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

curse

(kĕrs)
1. To attempt to inflict injury by appeal to a malevolent supernatural power.
2. Injury assumed to have been inflicted by a malevolent supernatural power.
3. To use foul, offensive language.
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