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Meaning of CURATIVE

Pronunciation:  'kyûrutiv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
  2. [adj]  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"

CURATIVE is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: alterative, cure, healing(p), healthful, remedial, remedy, sanative, therapeutic
 See Also: acoustic, alleviant, alleviator, antidote, application, balm, counterpoison, cure-all, emetic, lenitive, lotion, magic bullet, medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine, nauseant, nostrum, ointment, palliative, panacea, preventative, preventive, prophylactic, salve, treatment, unction, unguent, vomit, vomitive



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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