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early 15c., from Old French curatif (15c.) "curative, healing," from Latin curat-, past participle stem of curare "to cure" (see cure (v.)). As a noun, attested from 1857.
curative cu·ra·tive (kyur'ə-tĭv)adj.
Serving or tending to cure.
Of or relating to the cure of disease.