curing

  

Definition

Process during which a chemical reaction (such as polymerization) or physical action (such as evaporation) takes place, resulting in a harder, tougher, or more stable linkage (such as an adhesive bond) or substance (such as concrete). Some curing processes require maintenance of a certain temperature and/or humidity level, others require a certain pressure.

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  • The ma was in charge of curing my illness and he did a very good job, but it took him a really long time.

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  • The curing of the material changed it from its initial state to the final state that we needed to complete the project.

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  • Curing concrete properly will prevent early cracking, and promote a long life for the product due to the chemical bonds during the process.

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