the natural process by which the body repairs itself (Freq. 1)
Derivationally related forms: ↑heal
Hypernyms: ↑bodily process, ↑body process, ↑bodily function, ↑activity
Hyponyms: ↑convalescence, ↑recuperation, ↑recovery, ↑union, ↑conglutination
tending to cure or restore to health (Freq. 1)

curative powers of herbal remedies


her gentle healing hand


remedial surgery


a sanative environment of mountains and fresh air


a therapeutic agent


therapeutic diets

Syn: ↑curative, ↑alterative, ↑remedial, ↑sanative, ↑therapeutic
Similar to: ↑healthful
Derivationally related forms: ↑remedy (for: ↑remedial), ↑cure (for: ↑curative)

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