curative curative  /ˈkjʊ rə tɪv/


  1. (n) a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
  2. (adj) tending to cure or restore to health


  1. Yet in a country of 53 mil lion, where many village marketplaces have their sellers of curative herbs, peyote buttons or dried hummingbirds, the sorcerer's world is still tenacious.
  2. Some people with a history of digestive-tract problems, such as Crohn's disease, swear by the curative powers of unpasteurized milk.
  3. If you're a bit unlucky and a skin infection actually takes hold, you take some cheap, curative antibiotics.


  • Edison teaches swimming to special needs students

    The healing power of water has been well-documented in history, from Hippocrates using water to treat illness and disease to the Egyptians bathing in the Nile for its curative effects and the Romans lounging in public baths to detoxify.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Orange County Register


  1. "The ancient Chinese believed the number five had curative powers, and ...... [five-spice powder] probably began as an herbal medicine," Martin Yan writes in his "Culinary Journeys Through China."
    on Sep 17, 2008 By: Martin Yan Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. "The whole nature of this is that the health service has really got to change in its next 60 years from being the curative service - where it's done so much good - to being also a preventative service and one that's not simply a uniform service, but...
    on Jan 6, 2008 By: Gordon Brown Source: BBC News

  3. But Delgado said he is determined to press on with the message that "violence has no magical curative powers."
    on Jan 2, 2007 By: Aidan Delgado Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune

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