Etymology
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curative (adj.)

early 15c., "pertaining to curing; having the power to heal," from Old French curatif (15c.) "curative, healing" and directly from Latin curat-, past-participle stem of curare "to cure" (see cure (v.)). As a noun, "something that has power to heal, a remedy," by 1857.

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Definitions of curative
1
curative (n.)
a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain;
Synonyms: remedy / cure / therapeutic
2
curative (adj.)
tending to cure or restore to health;
curative powers of herbal remedies
Synonyms: healing / alterative / remedial / sanative / therapeutic
From wordnet.princeton.edu