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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: curatif, from Latin curare; CURE2

curative

adjective
     
Related topics: Hospital
cu‧ra‧tive
MH able to, or intended to cure illness [↪ heal]:
the spring's alleged curative properties
curative noun [countable]
This herb was once thought to be a curative.

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