having the power to heal; curative.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sanative



a less common word for curative

Word Origin for sanative

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




Having the power to cure; healing or restorative.
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