- a curative agent; remedy.
Origin of curative
Examples from the Web for curative
But in all cases, the appropriate course of antibiotics has been curative.Predator Doctors Take Advantage of Patients With ‘Chronic Lyme’ Scam
September 19, 2014
For thousands of years men and women in many cultures have used cannabis as a curative and a source of fiber and oil.Victory for Pot Means Beginning of the End of Our Crazy Drug War
Martin A. Lee
November 8, 2012
Nora could arm and disarm within a sentence, could wield a barb and its curative salve within a phrase.Remembering Nora Ephron as Our Dorothy Parker, but More
June 27, 2012
Nobel Prize winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn credited kombucha with curative properties in his novel The Cancer Ward.Is Celebrity Favorite Kombucha Really a Health and Anti-Aging Cure?
February 28, 2012
Since the liver regenerates, “that can be curative—or at least it can let patients do a lot better.”Jobs’s Unorthodox Treatment
October 6, 2011
And yet if I suffer it can only be with what I may call a curative suffering.The Conquest of Fear
And if it did promote perspiration, one can well believe that it might be curative.Storyology
The psychological work of the physician does not begin with his curative efforts.
The curative effect on bodily disabilities is thus often an illusory one.
The envoy's description of Francis's curative power is interesting.The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)
Henry Martyn Baird
- able or tending to cure
- anything able to heal or cure
Word Origin and History for curative
early 15c., from Old French curatif (15c.) "curative, healing," from Latin curat-, past participle stem of curare "to cure" (see cure (v.)). As a noun, attested from 1857.
- Serving or tending to cure.
- Of or relating to the cure of disease.
- Something that cures; a remedy.