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Definition of "curative" [cur•a•tive]

  • Serving or tending to cure. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to the cure of disease. (adjective)
  • Something that cures; a remedy. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "curative" in a sentence
  • "If that is dismissed, another plea--termed a curative petition--for reconsidering a judgment can be filed."
  • "And, she offered to submit what's known as a curative instruction to the jury -- telling them something that would help them not remember the hour of testimony where it looked like Mr. Arneson was a complete and total liar."
  • "And, she offered to submit what's known as a curative instruction to the jury--telling them something that would help them not remember the hour of testimony where it looked like Mr. Arneson was a complete and total liar."