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  • 1 curative — curative, sanative, restorative, remedial, corrective are comparable when they mean returning or tending to return to a state of normalcy or health. Curative is applicable to whatever effects or, sometimes, seeks or tends to effect a complete… …

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  • 2 Curative — may refer to: Curative care, also called curative medicine, health care traditionally oriented towards seeking a cure for an existent disease or medical condition Curative petition, a legal petition specific to the India justice system that is a… …

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  • 3 curative — cu·ra·tive / kyu̇r ə tiv/ adj: serving or intended to cure defects curative instructions to the jury Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. curative …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 curative — (adj.) early 15c., from O.Fr. curatif (15c.) curative, healing, from L. curat , pp. stem of curare to cure (see CURE (Cf. cure) (v.)). As a noun, attested from 1857 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 curative — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ able to cure disease. ► NOUN ▪ a curative medicine or agent …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 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. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 curative — [adj] healing, health giving alleviative, beneficial, corrective, curing, healthful, helpful, invigorating, medicable, medicative, medicinal, pick me up*, remedial, remedying, restorative, salutary, sanative, shot in the arm*, therapeutic, tonic …

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  • 8 curative — [kyoor′ət iv] adj. [ME < OFr curatif < ML curativus < L curatus, pp. of curare, to take care of < cura: see CURE] 1. of or for the curing of disease 2. curing, tending to cure, or having the power to cure n. a thing that cures; remedy …

    English World dictionary

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

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 curative — cu|ra|tive [ˈkjuərətıv US ˈkjur ] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: curatif, from Latin curare; CURE2] able to, or intended to cure illness →↑heal ▪ the spring s alleged curative properties >curative n ▪ This herb was once thought to be… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 curative — [[t]kjʊ͟ərətɪv[/t]] ADJ Something that has curative properties can cure people s illnesses. [FORMAL] Ancient civilizations believed in the curative powers of fresh air and sunlight. ...curative herbs. Syn: healing …

    English dictionary

  • 12 curative — adjective able to, or intended to cure illness: the curative effects of lemon juice on scurvy victims curative noun (C): This herb was once thought to be a curative …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 curative — UK [ˈkjʊərətɪv] / US [ˈkjʊrətɪv] adjective formal used for curing an illness Derived word: curative UK / US noun countable Word forms curative : singular curative plural curatives …

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  • 14 curative — /kyuratav/ Intended to cure (that is, to obviate the ordinary legal effects or consequences of) defects, errors, omissions or irregularities. The word is defined as relating to, or employed in, the cure of diseases; tending to cure; a remedy @… …

    Black's law dictionary

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  • 16 curative — curatively, adv. /kyoor euh tiv/, adj. 1. serving to cure or heal; pertaining to curing or remedial treatment; remedial. n. 2. a curative agent; remedy. [1375 1425; late ME < MF curatif < ML curativus, equiv. to LL curat(us) (ptp. of curare to… …

    Universalium

  • 17 curative — adjective Possessing the ability to cure, to heal or treat illness. The curative power of the antibiotics introduced in the 50s was amazing at the time …

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  • 18 curative — 1. That which heals or cures. 2. Tending to heal or cure. * * * cu·ra·tive kyu̇r ət iv adj relating to or used in the cure of diseases curative n cu·ra·tive·ly adv * * * cur·a·tive (kūrґə tiv) [L. curare to take care of] tending to… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 19 curative — ● curatif, curative adjectif Propre à la guérison ou au traitement d une maladie …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 20 curative — adjective able to cure disease. noun a curative medicine or agent. Derivatives curatively adverb …

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