- favorable for health; curative; healing.
Origin of sanatory
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Examples from the Web for sanatory
It is also possible that policy dictated these sanatory enactments.Curiosities of Medical Experience</p>
J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
This cavity was laid open by extracting the tooth; and when the remedy was applied, the sanatory effect was surprisingly prompt.
The city of London has, until within a few years, been backward, in this sanatory movement.Dealings with the Dead, Volume I (of 2)
A Sexton of the Old School
Sanatory is more restricted in its application, and means healing; curative.Every-Day Errors of Speech
L. P. Meredith
Even the baths, designed for sanatory purposes, became places of resort and idleness, and ultimately of intrigue and vice.Beacon Lights of History, Volume III
- Causing or producing health; curative.
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