- a curative agent; remedy.
Origin of curative
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- able or tending to cure
- anything able to heal or cure
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Word Origin and History for non-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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Serving or tending to cure.
- Of or relating to the cure of disease.
- Something that cures; a remedy.
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