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Definitions and Synonyms of curative | Another word for curative | What is curative?

Definition 1: a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for curative in the sense of this definition

(curative is a kind of ...) (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease

(... is a kind of curative ) remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease

"the doctor recommended several preventatives"

(... is a kind of curative ) hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists

(... is a kind of curative ) remedy that alleviates pain without curing

(... is a kind of curative ) semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation

(... is a kind of curative ) a remedy (drug or therapy or preventive) that cures or prevents a disease

"there is no magic bullet against cancer"

(... is a kind of curative ) liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin

"a lotion for dry skin"

(... is a kind of curative ) remedy that eases pain and discomfort

(... is a kind of curative ) a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting

(... is a kind of curative ) a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison

(... is a kind of curative ) a remedy for hearing loss or deafness

(... is part of curative) care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)

Definition 2: tending to cure or restore to health - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where curative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • curative powers of herbal remedies
  • her gentle healing hand
  • remedial surgery
  • a sanative environment of mountains and fresh air
  • a therapeutic agent
  • therapeutic diets

Synonyms for curative in the sense of this definition

(curative is similar to ...) conducive to good health of body or mind

"a healthful climate" "a healthful environment" "healthful nutrition" "healthful sleep" "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance"

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