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cu·ra·tive

 (kyo͝or′ə-tĭv)
adj.
1. Serving or tending to cure.
2. Of or relating to the cure of disease.
n.
Something that cures; a remedy.

[Middle English, from Old French curatif, from Medieval Latin cūrātīvus, from Latin cūrātus, past participle of cūrāre, to cure, from cūra, care; see cure.]

cu′ra·tive·ly adv.
cu′ra·tive·ness n.

curative

(ˈkjʊərətɪv)
adj
(Medicine) Also: curatory able or tending to cure
n
(Medicine) anything able to heal or cure
ˈcuratively adv
ˈcurativeness n

cur•a•tive

(ˈkyʊər ə tɪv)

adj.
1. serving to cure or heal; pertaining to curing or remedial treatment; remedial.
n.
2. a curative agent; remedy.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French < Medieval Latin]
cur′a•tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.curative - a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve paincurative - a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
treatment, intervention - care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
acoustic - a remedy for hearing loss or deafness
antidote, counterpoison - a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison
emetic, nauseant, vomitive, vomit - a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting
lenitive - remedy that eases pain and discomfort
lotion, application - liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin; "a lotion for dry skin"
magic bullet - a remedy (drug or therapy or preventive) that cures or prevents a disease; "there is no magic bullet against cancer"
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
ointment, salve, unguent, balm, unction - semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
alleviant, palliative, alleviator - remedy that alleviates pain without curing
catholicon, cure-all, nostrum, panacea - hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists
preventative, preventive, prophylactic - remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease; "the doctor recommended several preventatives"
Adj.1.curative - tending to cure or restore to healthcurative - 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"
healthful - conducive to good health of body or mind; "a healthful climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance"

curative

adjective restorative, healing, therapeutic, tonic, corrective, medicinal, remedial, salutary, healthful, health-giving The curative powers of fresh air and sunlight are well known.

curative

adjective
Serving to cure:
noun
Something that corrects or counteracts:
Translations
شافِ، شِفائي، عِلاجي
léčebnýléčivý
helbredendekurerende
gyógyhatású
læknandi
iyileştirentedavi eden

curative

[ˈkjʊərətɪv] ADJcurativo

curative

[ˈkjʊərətɪv] adj (= healing) [treatment, effect, powers] → curatif/ive

curative

adjHeil-, heilend; curative powersHeilkräfte pl
nHeilmittel nt

curative

[ˈkjʊərətɪv]
1. adjcurativo/a
2. ncura, rimedio

cure

(kjuə) verb
1. to make better. That medicine cured me; That will cure him of his bad habits.
2. to get rid of (an illness etc). That pill cured my headache.
3. to preserve (bacon etc) by drying, salting etc.
noun
something which cures. They're trying to find a cure for cancer.
ˈcurable adjective
able to be cured. a curable form of cancer.
curative (ˈkjuərətiv) adjective
intended to, or likely to, cure. curative treatment.

cur·a·tive

n. curativo, remedio, agente que tiene propiedades curativas.

curative

adj curativo
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