Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

curative

play
adjective cu·ra·tive \ˈkyu̇r-ə-tiv\

Simple Definition of curative

  • : able to cure diseases or heal people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of curative

  1. :  relating to or used in the cure of diseases :  tending to cure

curative noun
curatively adverb

Examples of curative in a sentence

  1. an herb believed to have curative powers

  2. <some believe that the herb has curative properties>



15th Century

First Known Use of curative

15th century

Rhymes with curative


Medical Dictionary

curative

play
adjective cu·ra·tive \ˈkyu̇r-ət-iv\

Medical Definition of curative

  1. :  relating to or used in the cure of diseases

curative noun
curatively adverb



Law Dictionary

curative

play
adjective cu·ra·tive \ˈkyu̇r-ə-tiv\

Legal Definition of curative

  1. :  serving or intended to cure defects <curative instructions to the jury>




Learn More about curative


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up curative? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a division or portion of a pool or whole

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1926873504

Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?

gregarious superficial tetchy flashy
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ