AskDefine | Define curative

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curative adj : tending to cure or restore to health; "curative powers of herbal remedies"; "her gentle healing hand"; "remedial surgery"; "a sanative environment of mountains and fresh air"; "a therapeutic agent"; "therapeutic diets" [syn: healing(p), alterative, remedial, sanative, therapeutic] n : a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain [syn: remedy, cure]

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  1. Possessing the ability to cure, to heal or treat illness.
    The curative power of the antibiotics introduced in the '50s was amazing at the time.



  1. Feminine plural form of curativo

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