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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Curative  \Cur"a*tive\  (k?r"?-t?v),  a.  [Cf.  F.  curatif  See 
  {Cure},  v.  t.] 
  Relating  to  or  employed  in  the  cure  of  diseases;  tending  to 
  cure.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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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