- having the power to heal; curative.
Origin of sanative
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Examples from the Web for sanative
Simply because I know a person who possesses the sanative power I speak of.The Evil Eye; Or, The Black Spector
Johnson had faith in the sanative quality of dried orange-peel.The Collector
Henry T. Tuckerman
Sleep, in short, if not a "matchless" sanative, is at least a universal one.Forty Years in the Wilderness of Pills and Powders
William A. Alcott
Even the aborigines, it was stated, had recourse to that spot for sanative purposes.Toronto of Old
The more we argued the impossibility of supplying him, the more was he urgent and imperative for the sanative mineral.Captain Canot
- a less common word for curative
C15: from Medieval Latin sānātīvus, from Latin sānāre to heal, from sānus healthy
- Having the power to cure; healing or restorative.
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