Curative - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkjʊrətɪv|  American pronunciation of the word curative
Brit.  |ˈkjʊərətɪv|  British pronunciation of the word curative


- a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain (syn: cure, remedy, therapeutic)


- tending to cure or restore to health(syn: alterative, healing, remedial, sanative, therapeutic)


an herb believed to have curative powers

...some believe that the herb has curative properties...

This herb was once thought to be a curative.

the spring's alleged curative properties

A health centre provides both curative and preventive and promotive care.

Word forms

singular: curative
plural: curatives
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