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curative

[kyoo r-uh-tiv]
adjective
  1. serving to cure or heal; pertaining to curing or remedial treatment; remedial.
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noun
  1. a curative agent; remedy.
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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
Related formscur·a·tive·ly, adverbnon·cur·a·tive, adjectivenon·cur·a·tive·ly, adverbnon·cur·a·tive·ness, nounsub·cur·a·tive, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for non-curative

curative

adjective
  1. able or tending to cure
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noun
  1. anything able to heal or cure
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Derived Formscuratively, adverbcurativeness, noun
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Word Origin and History for non-curative

curative

adj.

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.

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non-curative in Medicine

curative

(kyurə-tĭv)
adj.
  1. Serving or tending to cure.
  2. Of or relating to the cure of disease.
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n.
  1. Something that cures; a remedy.
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