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"

Related terms: healthful
2. [ noun ] (biology) the natural process by which the body repairs itself
Related terms: bodily_process convalescence conglutination mend
Similar spelling:   Helling