curative

[ kyoo r-uh-tiv ]
/ ˈkyʊər ə tɪv /

adjective

serving to cure or heal; pertaining to curing or remedial treatment; remedial.

noun

a curative agent; remedy.

Origin of curative

1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French curatif < Medieval Latin cūrātīvus, equivalent to Late Latin cūrāt(us) (past participle of curāre to care for, attend to; see cure); see -ive
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British Dictionary definitions for curative

curative

/ (ˈkjʊərətɪv) /

adjective

able or tending to cure

noun

anything able to heal or cure
Derived Formscuratively, adverbcurativeness, noun
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Medicine definitions for curative

curative

[ kyurə-tĭv ]

adj.

Serving or tending to cure.
Of or relating to the cure of disease.

n.

Something that cures; a remedy.
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