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sanative

[san-uh-tiv]
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adjective
  1. having the power to heal; curative.
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Origin of sanative

1400–50; < Medieval Latin sānātīvus (see sanatory, -ive); replacing late Middle English sanatif < Middle French < Medieval Latin, as above
Related formsnon·san·a·tive, adjective
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Related Words

correctivetherapeuticcurativebeneficialsalutaryremedialinvigoratinghealthfulmedicinalgoodrestorativeanaleptichealingtoniccuringpick-me-upantisepticsoothingwholesomereformative

Examples from the Web for sanative

Historical Examples

  • Simply because I know a person who possesses the sanative power I speak of.

    The Evil Eye; Or, The Black Spector

    William Carleton

  • 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.

  • Even the aborigines, it was stated, had recourse to that spot for sanative purposes.

    Toronto of Old

    Henry Scadding

  • The more we argued the impossibility of supplying him, the more was he urgent and imperative for the sanative mineral.

    Captain Canot

    Brantz Mayer


British Dictionary definitions for sanative

sanative

adjective
  1. a less common word for curative
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Word Origin

C15: from Medieval Latin sānātīvus, from Latin sānāre to heal, from sānus healthy
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sanative in Medicine

sanative

(sănə-tĭv)
adj.
  1. Having the power to cure; healing or restorative.
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