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Definition of curative adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

curative

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈkjʊərətɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkjʊrətɪv//
 
(formal) Recovering from illness
 
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able to cure illness synonym healing the curative properties of herbs compare preventive See related entries: Recovering from illness Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘relating to cures’): from French curatif, -ive, from medieval Latin curativus, from Latin curare ‘take care of’, from cura ‘care’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: curative