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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle French curatif.

AdjectiveEdit

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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NounEdit

curative (plural curatives)

  1. A substance that acts as a cure.

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

curative (not comparable)

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

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

curative

  1. feminine singular of curatif

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

curative

  1. feminine plural of curativo

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