Definition of sanative in English:


Line breaks: sana|tive
Pronunciation: /ˈsanətɪv


Conducive to physical or spiritual health and well-being; healing.
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  • There was a long silence in which we heard naught but the sanative hums of the friars and abbes.
  • It gave me animation; the pen was seldom out of my hand, and the exercise was sanative.


late Middle English: from Old French sanatif or late Latin sanativus, from Latin sanare 'to cure'.

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