American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having the power to cure; healing or restorative: a sanative environment of mountains and fresh air.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the power to cure or heal; healing; tending to heal; sanatory.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having the power to cure or heal; healing; tending to heal; sanatory.
- adj. tending to cure or restore to health
- Middle English sanatif, from Old French, from Late Latin sānātīvus, from Latin sānātus, past participle of sānāre, to heal; see sanatorium. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Figures of those who taught the good and sanative Use of Plants; the last taught their poisonous, baneful, and diabolick Qualities.”
““Meaning that the body of society has a sanative responsibility to destroy Jews?””
“This forthright radicalism—this embrace of the sanative powers of violence—became quickly accepted as the ineluctable meaning of conservatism in foreign policy.”
“I must confess, indeed, that they yield serviceable timber, and good shelter against the northern blasts; that they grow and thrive in the most barren soil, and continually perspire a fine balsam of turpentine, which must render the air very salutary and sanative to lungs of a tender texture.”
“Not that I might not have learned this sooner and more safely, in ways 1 shall now never know, without apostasy, but that Divine punishments are also mercies, and particular good is worked ant of particular evil, and the penal blindness made sanative.”
“Naught could pass through his imagination or memory, but, by some diabolical alchemy, was stripped of its sanative and healthful properties, and converted into harm.”
“In these times of our country's peril, there is some sanative virtue outside of treatises upon strategy or Union pamphlets.”
“When the prejudices of medical men against the artificial induction of trance have subsided, and its sanative agency has been fairly tried, and diligently studied, there is no doubt it will take a high rank among the resources of medicine.”
“Jasper, hematite and hieratite stones were strongly recommended for unusual sanative virtues, but the sapphire excelled as a remedy for scorpion bites.”
“The ancients probably esteemed gymnastics too much, as the moderns do too little, for medical or sanative purposes.”
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