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cur·a·tive

(kyūr'ă-tiv),
1. That which heals or cures.
2. Tending to heal or cure.
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curative

(kyo͝or′ə-tĭv)
adj.
1. Serving or tending to cure.
2. Of or relating to the cure of disease.
n.
Something that cures; a remedy.

cu′ra·tive·ly adv.
cu′ra·tive·ness n.
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curative

adjective Relating to that which promotes recovery
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cur·a·tive

(kyūr'ă-tiv)
1. That which heals or cures.
2. Tending to heal or cure.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

cur·a·tive

(kyūr'ă-tiv)
1. That which heals or cures.
2. Tending to heal or cure.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Thus, one of the pivotal binary structures of the text is between society and nature; despite being set around the bleakness of social care and the panopticon state, the natural world curatively intercedes.
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The history of the use of homoeopathic medicines in epidemics, both curatively and preventatively, dates back to the founder of homoeopathy, Samuel Hahnneman, when in 1801 he published an article titled 'The Prevention and Cure of Scarlet Fever': (2)
We suggest that the levels of pain, rage and helplessness our patients projected into us, in combination with our inexperience and personal incapacities to bear pain, meant that we far too often opted for action as a defensive evasion of our feelings, rather than harnessing our own unconscious to hear our patients' voices and to communicate with them thoughtfully and more curatively.
Also known as brambleberry, from "brambel," meaning "prickly," the blackberry was used curatively by ancient Greeks for gout and by the English, who applied the leaves topically to relieve burns.
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Curatively, the LLLT was shown not only be able to reduce oral pain but also the severity and duration of OM [Bensadoun et al., 1999; Maiya et al., 2006; Arora et al., 2008; Antunes et al., 2008; Kuhn et al., 2009].