adjective Etymology: Middle English sanatif, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin sanativus, from Latin sanatus, past participle of sanare to cure, from sanus healthy Date: 15th century having the power to cure or heal ; curative, restorative

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  • Sanative — San a*tive, a. [LL. sanativus.] Having the power to cure or heal; healing; tending to heal; sanatory. {San a*tive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sanative — index medicinal, remedial, salutary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sanative — remedial, *curative, restorative, corrective Analogous words: salutary, hygienic, sanitary, *healthful: healing, curing, remedying (see CURE vb) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • sanative — [san′ə tiv] adj. [ME sanatyf < OFr sanatif < LL sanativus < L sanatus, pp. of sanare, to heal < sanus: see SANE] having the power to heal or cure; curative …   English World dictionary

  • sanative — /san euh tiv/, adj. having the power to heal; curative. [1400 50; < ML sanativus (see SANATORY, IVE); r. late ME sanatif < MF < ML, as above] * * * …   Universalium

  • sanative — adjective That cures or restores; curative or restorative …   Wiktionary

  • sanative — Having a tendency to heal. [L. sano, to cure, heal] * * * san·a·tive san ət iv adj having the power to cure or heal: CURATIVE * * * san·a·tive (sanґə tiv) [L. sanare to heal] having a tendency to heal; curative …   Medical dictionary

  • sanative — san·a·tive || sænÉ™tɪv adj. curative, therapeutic, having healing qualities …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sanative — [ sanətɪv] adjective archaic healing. Origin ME: from OFr. sanatif or late L. sanativus, from L. sanare to cure …   English new terms dictionary

  • sanative — a.; (also sanatory) Healing, curative, curing, remedial, therapeutic …   New dictionary of synonyms

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