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sanative

[san-uh-tiv] /ˈsæn ə tɪv/
adjective
1.
having the power to heal; curative.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; < Medieval Latin sānātīvus (see sanatory, -ive); replacing late Middle English sanatif < Middle French < Medieval Latin, as above
Related forms
nonsanative, adjective
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  • There are certain different sanative processes, for both moral and physical ills.
British Dictionary definitions for sanative

sanative

/ˈsænətɪv/
adjective
1.
a less common word for curative
Word Origin
C15: from Medieval Latin sānātīvus, from Latin sānāre to heal, from sānus healthy
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sanative in Medicine

sanative san·a·tive (sān'ə-tĭv)
adj.
Having the power to cure; healing or restorative.

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