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curative

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Adjective, Noun
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cur=a=tive

CIDE DICTIONARY

curativea. [Cf. F.curatif. See Cure, v. t.].
     Relating to, or employed in, the cure of diseases; tending to cure.  Arbuthnot.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

curative, adj. & n.
--adj. tending or able to cure (esp. disease).
--n. a curative medicine or agent.

Etymology
F curatif -ive f. med.L curativus f. L curare CURE

THESAURUS

curative

adjuvant, alterative, analeptic, beneficial, corrective, curing, healing, helpful, iatric, invigorating, medicable, medicative, medicinal, remedial, reparative, reparatory, restitutive, restitutory, restorative, salutary, sanative, sanatory, therapeutic, theriac, tonic, vulnerary, wholesome

ROGET THESAURUS

curative

Restoration

N restoration, restoral, reinstatement, replacement, rehabilitation, reestablishment, reconstitution, reconstruction, reproduction, renovation, renewal, revival, revivessence, reviviscence, refreshment, resuscitation, reanimation, revivification, reviction, Phenix, reorganization, renaissance, second youth, rejuvenescence, new birth, regeneration, regeneracy, regenerateness, palingenesis, reconversion, redress, retrieval, reclamation, recovery, convalescence, resumption, resumption, sanativeness, recurrence, rechauffe, rifacimento, cure, recure, sanation, healing, redintegration, rectification, instauration, repair, reparation, remanufacture, recruiting, cicatrization, disinfection, tinkering, reaction, redemption, restitution, relief, tinker, cobbler, vis medicatrix, curableness, restored, redivivus, convalescent, in a fair way, none the worse, rejuvenated, restoring, restorative, recuperative, sanative, reparative, sanatory, reparatory, curative, remedial, restorable, recoverable, sanable, remediable, retrievable, curable, in statu quo, as you were, phr, revenons a nos moutons, medecin, gueris-toi toi- meme, vestigia nulla retrorsum.

Relief

N relief, deliverance, refreshment, easement, softening, alleviation, mitigation, palliation, soothing, lullaby, solace, consolation, comfort, encouragement, lenitive, restorative, cushion, crumb of comfort, balm in Gilead, relieving, consolatory, soothing, assuaging, assuasive, balmy, balsamic, lenitive, palliative, anodyne, curative, here comes a man of comfort.


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