Examples of curative in a Sentence
an herb believed to have curative powers
some believe that the herb has curative properties
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These are particularly insidious diseases masquerading as curative measures.
At the shrine, the faithful filed through an adjacent room that holds a small pit of dirt that some say has curative powers.
Medicare hospice rules currently require forgoing curative treatments.
Forbes’s tours will bring you right back to the Dutch Hospital, which these days is better known for curative treatments in the form of shopping and dining.
Think mazes, riddle-solving and inventing curative potions.
Being able to differentiate the types of Yemeni honey, their regions of origin and curative properties.
Though Serena shows no symptoms, Espinosa keeps a close eye on her and plans to eventually treat her with a curative drug approved for kids 12 and older.
Water running from a spring in the sanctuary’s Grotto of the Apparitions is purported to have curative powers and millions of pilgrims visit the sanctuary every year.
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Medical researchers are finding curative substances in places that surprise them. Folklore has led to some "new" cures of old diseases, and natural substances never before tried have often proved effective. Quinine, which comes from a tree in the Andes, was the original drug for malaria; aspirin's main ingredient came from willow bark; and Taxol, a drug used in treating several cancers, was originally extracted from the bark of a yew tree. The curative properties of these natural drugs are today duplicated in the laboratory.
Origin and Etymology of curative
CURATIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of curative for English Language Learners
: able to cure diseases or heal people
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