[kyoo r-uh-tiv] /ˈkyʊər ə tɪv/
serving to or heal; pertaining to or remedial treatment; remedial.
a curative agent; remedy.
able or tending to cure
anything able to heal or cure
early 15c., from Old French curatif (15c.) “curative, healing,” from Latin curat-, past participle stem of curare “to cure” (see cure (v.)). As a noun, attested from 1857.
curative cu·ra·tive (kyur’ə-tĭv)
Something that cures; a remedy.
[kur-uh nt, kuhr-] /ˈkɜr ənt, ˈkʌr-/ adjective 1. passing in time; belonging to the time actually passing: the current month. 2. prevalent; customary: the current practice. 3. popular; in vogue: current fashions. 4. new; present; most recent: the current issue of a publication. 5. publicly reported or known: a rumor that is current. 6. passing […]
[kur-siv] /ˈkɜr sɪv/ adjective 1. (of handwriting) in flowing strokes with the letters joined together. 2. Printing. in flowing strokes resembling handwriting. noun 3. a cursive letter or character. 4. Printing. a style of typeface simulating handwriting. /ˈkɜːsɪv/ adjective 1. of or relating to handwriting in which letters are formed and joined in a rapid […]
[kuh-stoh-dee-uh l] /kʌˈstoʊ di əl/ adjective 1. of or relating to . 2. of, relating to, or appropriate to a : a building superintendent’s custodial duties. 3. responsible for or providing protective supervision and guardianship rather than seeking to improve or cure: Overcrowding forces many mental hospitals to provide only custodial care. noun 4. a […]
[kuhs-tuh-mer-ee] /ˈkʌs təˌmɛr i/ adjective 1. according to or depending on ; usual; habitual. 2. of or established by rather than law. 3. Law. defined by long-continued practices: the customary service due from land in a manor. noun, plural customaries. 4. a book or document containing the legal or customary laws of a locality. 5. […]