curative

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French curatif.

Adjective[edit]

curative (comparative more curative, superlative most curative)

  1. Possessing the ability to cure, to heal or treat illness.
    The curative power of the antibiotics introduced in the 1950s was amazing at the time.
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Noun[edit]

curative (plural curatives)

  1. A substance that acts as a cure.

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

curative (not comparable)

  1. (grammar) of a verb, conveying the meaning "the agent makes a patient do something"
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Usage notes[edit]
  • Curative verbs are common in Uralic languages.
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External reading[edit]
  • 2011 article by Geda Paulsen in Linguistica Uralica, available online in The Free Library [1]

French[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

curative

  1. feminine singular of curatif

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

curative

  1. feminine plural of curativo

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