(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. healing, therapeutic, corrective, medicinal, curative, recuperative, restorative, tonic, health-giving, antidotal, purifying, reformative, reparative, restitutive, invigorating, soothing, alleviative, antiseptic; see also healthful .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
healing, corrective, restorative, curing, therapeutic, curative.
ANT.: harmful, detrimental
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Serving to cure: curative, restorative, therapeutic. See HEALTH. 2. Tending to correct: amendatory, corrective, emendatory, reformative, reformatory. See CORRECT.

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