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Having the power to cure; healing or restorative: a sanative environment of mountains and fresh air.

[Middle English sanatif, from Old French, from Late Latin sānātīvus, from Latin sānātus, past participle of sānāre, to heal; see sanatorium.]
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(Medicine) a less common word for curative
[C15: from Medieval Latin sānātīvus, from Latin sānāre to heal, from sānus healthy]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sanative - tending to cure or restore to healthsanative - 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"
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References in classic literature ?
I am very glad of that experience of Italian literature, which I look back upon as altogether wholesome and sanative, after my excesses of Heine.
The sanative effect of the strong vibration was exhausted, and with the last words the poor man fell again, rigid and insensible.
Broader and deeper we must write our annals,--from an ethical reformation, from an influx of the ever new, ever sanative conscience,--if we would trulier express our central and wide- related nature, instead of this old chronology of selfishness and pride to which we have too long lent our eyes.
(14) For that to be the case, the novel itself makes clear, the type must be "a very small one" so "the sanative particles" in the ink may "have the advantage of being spread so infinitely thin, and with such a mathematical equality" to be most effective.
Scott (Lieut-General), Battle of Waterloo; Or, Correct Sanative of the Late Sanguinary Conflict On the Plains of Waterloo...
The organizing committee of this charitable project, it is crucial for children to receive quality sanative recreation, which will give them the needed inspiration for the school year ahead, fading away the shadow of war.