Definition of sanative in English:

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sanative

Pronunciation: /ˈsanətɪv/

adjective

archaic
Conducive to physical or spiritual health and well-being; healing.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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