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curative

cur·a·tive

curative

 
pronunciation:
kyu r tihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: capable of curing illness or disease.
Many herbs have curative properties.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: that which effects a cure, esp. a drug; remedy.
similar words:
medicament
derivations: curatively (adv.), curativeness (n.)
Word Parts
The word curative contains the following parts:
cur2 Latin root that means to care
-ive, -ative Latin adjective-forming suffix that means tending to, connected with, or performing
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The suffix -ive , -ative turns Latinate verb bases into adjectives. Many adjectives ending in -ive , -ative have corresponding noun forms ending in -ity (objective , objectivity) or -ion (effusive , effusion).