Meaning of sanative in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsanətɪv/


  • Conducive to physical or spiritual health and well-being; healing.

    ‘There was a long silence in which we heard naught but the sanative hums of the friars and abbes.’
    • ‘It gave me animation; the pen was seldom out of my hand, and the exercise was sanative.’
    healing, curative, curing, remedial, medicinal, restorative, health-giving, tonic, sanative, reparative, corrective, ameliorative, beneficial, good, salubrious, salutary


Late Middle English from Old French sanatif or late Latin sanativus, from Latin sanare ‘to cure’.