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Curative definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CURATIVE, a. Relating to the cure of diseases; tending to cure.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: tending to cure or restore to health; "curative powers of herbal remedies"; "her gentle healing hand"; "remedial surgery"; "a sanative environment of mountains and fresh air"; "a therapeutic agent"; "therapeutic diets" [syn: curative, healing, alterative, remedial, sanative, therapeutic] n
1: a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain [syn: remedy, curative, cure, therapeutic]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 15th century relating to or used in the cure of diseases ; tending to cure <curative treatment> <curative powers> curative noun curatively adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. tending or able to cure (esp. disease). --n. a curative medicine or agent. Etymology: F curatif -ive f. med.L curativus f. L curare CURE

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Curative Cur"a*tive (k?r"?-t?v), a. [Cf. F. curatif. See Cure, v. t.] Relating to, or employed in, the cure of diseases; tending to cure. --Arbuthnot.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Something that has curative properties can cure people's illnesses. (FORMAL) Ancient civilizations believed in the curative powers of fresh air and sunlight. = healing ADJ

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Remedial, sanatory.

Moby Thesaurus

adjuvant, alterative, analeptic, beneficial, corrective, curing, healing, helpful, iatric, invigorating, medicable, medicative, medicinal, remedial, reparative, reparatory, restitutive, restitutory, restorative, salutary, sanative, sanatory, therapeutic, theriac, tonic, vulnerary, wholesome



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