|1.||[ adjective ] tending to cure or restore to health|
|Synonyms:||therapeutic alterative sanative remedial curative|
"curative powers of herbal remedies" "her gentle healing hand" "remedial surgery" "a sanative environment of mountains and fresh air" "a therapeutic agent" "therapeutic diets"
|2.||[ noun ] (biology) the natural process by which the body repairs itself|
|Related terms:||bodily_process convalescence conglutination mend|