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- Possessing the ability to cure, to heal or treat illness.
- 1996, Macy Nulman, The Encyclopedia of Jewish Prayer, page 384:
- Making this request is not considered a curative measure but only for preventive purposes, as the Rambam rights, "A healthy man may read scriptural passages and psalms in order to merit of this reading and be with him and protect him from danger and hurtful influences."
- The curative power of the antibiotics introduced in the 1950s was amazing at the time.
- (figuratively, by extension) Remediative.
- a curative jury instruction to disregard the sheriff's testimony
possessing the ability to cure
curative (plural curatives)
- A substance that acts as a cure.
curative (not comparable)
- (grammar) of a verb, conveying the meaning "the agent makes a patient do something"
- Hypernym: causative
- Curative verbs are common in Uralic languages.
(grammar) of a verb, conveying the meaning "the agent makes a patient do something"
- 2011 article by Geda Paulsen in Linguistica Uralica, available online in The Free Library