curatively

curative

[kyoor-uh-tiv]
adjective
1.
serving to cure or heal; pertaining to curing or remedial treatment; remedial.
noun
2.
a curative agent; remedy.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French curatif < Medieval Latin cūrātīvus, equivalent to Late Latin cūrāt(us) (past participle of curāre to care for, attend to; see cure); see -ive

curatively, adverb
noncurative, adjective
noncuratively, adverb
noncurativeness, noun
subcurative, noun, adjective
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curative (ˈkjʊərətɪv)
 
adj
1.  able or tending to cure
 
n
2.  anything able to heal or cure
 
'curatively
 
adv
 
'curativeness
 
n

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curative
1530s, from Fr. curatif (15c.), from L. curat-, pp. stem of curare "to cure" (see cure). As a noun, attested from 1857.
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curative cu·ra·tive (kyur'ə-tĭv)
adj.

  1. Serving or tending to cure.

  2. Of or relating to the cure of disease.

n.
Something that cures; a remedy.
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