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sanative

[ san-uh-tiv ]
/ ˈsæn ə tɪv /
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adjective
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

OTHER WORDS FROM sanative

non·san·a·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sanative

sanative
/ (ˈsænətɪv) /

adjective
a less common word for curative

Word Origin for sanative

C15: from Medieval Latin sānātīvus, from Latin sānāre to heal, from sānus healthy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for sanative

sanative
[ sănə-tĭv ]

adj.
Having the power to cure; healing or restorative.
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