Meaning of curative in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkjʊərətɪv/

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  • Able to cure disease.

    ‘the curative properties of herbs’
    • ‘Most governments ban distributors from making any claims about disease prevention or curative properties.’
    • ‘We included data on oesophageal and gastric operations for malignant and benign disease with palliative or curative intent.’
    • ‘Posters portraying symptoms, preventive and curative aspects for diseases, tips for first aid and healthy diet also form part of the auditorium.’
    • ‘Most patients present with advanced disease, and curative surgery requires considerable resources in the operating theatre and in critical care.’
    • ‘In the United Kingdom primary care does not currently have a formal role in monitoring for disease recurrence after curative treatments.’
    • ‘Transplantation remains the sole curative therapy for the disease, although it too is not without the potential for severe complications.’
    • ‘They not only provide preventive and basic curative health care but also perform family planning procedures and other surgical operations.’
    • ‘Photodynamic therapy has curative potential for patients with early lung cancer that is centrally located.’
    • ‘People consume tokek because most believe the reptile has curative properties for a variety of skin diseases.’
    • ‘Then a comprehensive health policy which caters for improved living conditions and changed social attitudes as well as curative treatment of disease will need to devised.’
    • ‘It deals with the totality of individual and social health including preventive and curative aspects.’
    • ‘Both toxic and curative potentials are properties of all drugs.’
    • ‘Recurrence of the primary tumor is rarely amenable to curative therapy.’
    • ‘UV light is known to have bactericidal activity and could have curative properties as far as secondary bacterial infections are concerned.’
    • ‘Less than 20% of individuals suffering this disease are diagnosed in stages in which curative surgery is an option.’
    • ‘Today, it is widely accepted among doctors and homeopaths that some ingredients found in tea do have legitimate curative properties.’
    • ‘A recent report credits the age-old beverage with yet another curative property: joint protector.’
    • ‘Coral became a popular choice for jewelry in ancient Rome, for it was thought to have curative properties and to be a defense against evil.’
    • ‘No amount of curative health measures can offset the harmful effects of poor environmental health planning for communities in emergency settlements.’
    • ‘Subsequently, clients may also attend the health centers for curative care and health education at any time.’
    healing, therapeutic, medicinal, remedial, curing, corrective
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  • A curative medicine or agent.

    ‘Since many of the men had been captured because they were too wounded or sick to escape, and since prison life offered no curatives for recovery, death was a daily occurrence in every Civil War prison.’
    • ‘Many of the objects mentioned above have been credited with beneficial or medicinal properties, and prescribed in one form or another as curatives or aphrodisiacs.’
    • ‘It governs the healing principle so it has signification over herbs that are all-round curatives, such as selfheal (prunella).’
    • ‘In alternative medicine, urine is considered a curative for a variety of medical conditions.’
    • ‘A lot are here because they have learning difficulties but this is because parents see our education as a curative.’
    • ‘He reported he felt better, making her wonder about the benefits of increased circulation as a curative.’
    • ‘Ginseng was both native and plentiful in New England and was highly regarded by the Chinese for its use as a curative for a variety of ailments.’
    • ‘During the mid 1800's, the tomato was considered a curative for almost every major illness.’
    • ‘The depression which follows is the curative by which the excesses are removed from the marketplace.’
    • ‘It is now the curative for all the world's ills from war, to poverty, to cultural primitiveness.’
    • ‘Sound was seen as a powerful curative in asylums here in Australia.’
    • ‘No, it's not just a fragrant perfume associated with old ladies - it is, says Linda, a powerful curative.’
    • ‘Red chilli has been proven to be a curative for cough, cold, rhinitis and bronchitis.’
    • ‘Several systems advocate the use of gold jewellery as a curative for many ailments.’
    • ‘It never suggests that adultery is a curative for a diseased relationship.’
    • ‘Religion as a curative or a shield has not been a phenomenon exclusive to priests.’
    remedy, curative, medicine, medication, medicament, restorative, corrective, antidote, antiserum
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Late Middle English (in the sense ‘relating to cures’): from French curatif, -ive, from medieval Latin curativus, from Latin curare (see cure).