• WordNet 3.6
    • adj curative tending to cure or restore to health "curative powers of herbal remedies","her gentle healing hand","remedial surgery","a sanative environment of mountains and fresh air","a therapeutic agent","therapeutic diets"
    • n curative a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Curative Relating to, or employed in, the cure of diseases; tending to cure.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • curative Relating to the cure of diseases.
    • curative Promoting cure; having the power or a tendency to cure.
    • n curative That which cures or serves to cure; a remedy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Curative tending to cure
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  • John Kellogg
    John Kellogg
    “The power in which we must have faith if we would be well, is the creative and curative power which exists in every living thing.”
  • Saul Landau
    Saul Landau
    “Study is the scourge of boyhood, the environment of youth, the indulgence of adults and the curative for the aged.”
  • Henry Miller
    “Analysis brings no curative powers in its train; it merely makes us conscious of the existence of an evil, which, oddly enough, is consciousness.”
  • W. H. Auden
    “When I am in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a drawing room full of dukes.”
  • Sarah Ban Breathnach
    Sarah Ban Breathnach
    “As we become curators of our own contentment on the Simple Abundance path... we learn to savor the small with a grateful heart.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    “War has always been the grand sagacity of every spirit which has grown too inward and too profound; its curative power lies even in the wounds one receives.”


Curate's egg - (UK) If something is a bit of a curate's egg, it is only good in parts.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F.curatif,. See Cure (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. cure—-L. cura, care; not the same as Care.


In literature:

The curate and another man of her village had seen to her expenses.
"With Those Who Wait" by Frances Wilson Huard
Mr. Baillargeon, then curate of Quebec, and afterwards Archbishop of Canada.
"The Priest, The Woman And The Confessional" by Father Chiniquy
Curate at Alphington, near Ottery.
"Victorian Worthies" by George Henry Blore
He, too, had been gazing at the curate, but now stared down, searching my face.
"The Adventures of Harry Revel" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
And my conundrum was, Had I lectured my curate, or had my curate lectured me?
"My New Curate" by P.A. Sheehan
But at that moment the curator, a gentle, gray-haired man, appeared, shaking hands with the General, and bowing to the ladies.
"Marriage à la mode" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
The author of this play, who was born in 1703, and died in 1787, was for some time the curate of the Rev.
"Notes and Queries, Number 186, May 21, 1853" by Various
Mr Westworth, the curate, entered at that moment, and diverted his attention.
"Follow My leader" by Talbot Baines Reed
The curate laughed, and the deputation laughed, and George laughed, and George's mother laughed, which made things much easier for all parties.
"The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch" by Talbot Baines Reed
I got them; but I had my return blow at the curate all the same.
"She and I, Volume 1" by John Conroy Hutcheson
The curate had, doubtless, noticed at length that the damsel was comely withal; and, his heart yearned towards her.
"She and I, Volume 2" by John Conroy Hutcheson
The curate lives at Downhill!
"The Carbonels" by Charlotte M. Yonge
You desire, then, my dear Eusebius, to hear more of the Curate's difficulty.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847" by Various
If there were any curative philosophy to be found, why could not he find it?
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
The Cabanal had no manners, as don Santiago, the curate, said so well!
"Mayflower (Flor de mayo)" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
To whom the curate answerd and sayd, that Goddes mercy was aboue all, and bad hym not dyspayre in the mercy of God.
"Shakespeare Jest-Books;" by Unknown
This very day I shall go and make friends with the curate.
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal
Making entrance without warning, he stood before the curates.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
The parish priest is not so frequently opposed to the law, as is his curate.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
The curate made his appearance, attended by a notary and witnesses.
"History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Vol 2" by J. H. Merle D'Aubigné

In poetry:

Shou'd some poor curate, mean in dress,
As Christ commands, reprove thy ways,
Though he his thoughts shou'd ill express,
Thou'rt bound to do, whate'er he says.
"Advice To Hear, And To Read, The Word Of God" by Rees Prichard
Yes, I am Bluebeard, and my name
Is one that children cannot stand;
Yet once I used to be so tame
I'd eat out of a person's hand;
So gentle was I wont to be
A Curate might have played with me.
"Bluebeard" by Harry Graham
Here's the Curate coming,
He ought to rid the parish of such vermin;
In the old times they used to hunt them out
And hang them without mercy, but Lord bless us!
The world is grown so wicked!
"English Eclogues V - The Witch" by Robert Southey
He used to run the curate on the lines he ran himself;
A list of parish duties stood upon the mantel shelf,
As binding as the decalogue, so all-embracing that
The bishop had to keep the step, when guest of Father Pat.
"Vale` - Father Pat" by John O Brien
She watched His Lordship's portly form pass proudly o'er the mat,
His Majesty the curate next, with gloves and shiny hat;
I'd stuck an old biretta on, that better days had seen;
She came and dragged it off my head-ah, wisha, Josephine!
"Josephine" by John O Brien
Enraged to find a deacon at a dance,
Or catch a curate at some mild frivolity,
He sought by open censure to enhance
Their dread of joining harmless social jollity.
Yet he enjoyed (a fact of notoriety)
The ordinary pleasures of society.
"The Phantom Curate" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Whistling Straits is hardly a curative destination for a golf game in dire straits , referring here to the latter-day Tiger Woods and his personal recession.
A Curator of Disk Drive History.
Celebrating Coca-Cola's custodians, curators and catalysts.
A push to offer domestic partner benefits to workers at the University of Missouri-Columbia appears to be on hold because of two vacancies on the nine-member Board of Curators.
The new president of the University of Missouri system wants curators to consider offering domestic partner benefits to campus workers.
The Columbia Daily Tribune is reporting that president Tim Wolfe says the Board of Curators should take up the issue before the end of the year.
Diana Turnbow, Curator of Photography at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art, discusses the Museum's exhibit of Dorothea Lange 's Three Mormon Towns.
BIll Doss of Olivia Tremor Control performs during ATP curated by Jeff Mangum at Butlins Holiday Centre in Minehead, United Kingdom.
0 Poe House curator Jeff Jerome with items left by the "Poe Toaster" at Poe's Baltimore grave on Jan 19, 2008.
Steven Leiber, a San Francisco art dealer and collector who became an expert in artists' ephemera and built an archive that became an important resource for scholars and curators, died on Jan 28 at his home there.
Curator Nii Quarcoopome of the Detroit Institute of Art highlights the beauty of Asante and Ewe textiles on view at The Art Institute of Chicago.
The curators who organized "Infinite Jest," the survey of caricature and satire from Leonardo da Vinci to David Levine currently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, had a nifty idea.
Curators and security guards have been standing watch around the clock.
DIA Curator, Yao-Fen You, Talks About the Exhibition ' Fabergé : the Rise and Fall'.
Curator Lance Fung, of Fung Collaboratives, poses at the new art installation on the former Sands site, Tuesday Nov 6, 2012, in Atlantic City.

In science:

Turinsky et al. (24) recently observed that this different representation of complexes is responsible for a significant number of disagreements between major databases curating the same publication.
ppiTrim: Constructing non-redundant and up-to-date interactomes
The former is removed because it contains either computationally predicted interactions or interactions verified from the literature using text mining (i.e. without human curation).
ppiTrim: Constructing non-redundant and up-to-date interactomes
In our opinion, such additional mappings would best be performed at the level of reference sequence databases such as Uniprot or RefSeq, which contain curator expertise to resolve ambiguous cases.
ppiTrim: Constructing non-redundant and up-to-date interactomes
In two cases, the inferred association is incorrect due to curation errors in the original database.
ppiTrim: Constructing non-redundant and up-to-date interactomes
Literature curation of protein interactions: measuring agreement across major public databases.
ppiTrim: Constructing non-redundant and up-to-date interactomes
In both cases, the line description and the identification might be already present in a scientific publication, which could be used as a curation mechanism.
IVOA Recommendation: Simple Line Access Protocol Version 1.0
It provides an easy mode of interaction so that even users without much to contribute to the budget-making process can contribute by curating others’ budgets.
Widescope - A social platform for serious conversations on the Web
We apply the test to 10 randomly chosen protein domain families from the seed of Pfam-A database (high quality, manually curated families).
Testing statistical hypothesis on random trees and applications to the protein classification problem
Each Pfam-A family consists of two parts: a manually curated set of protein domains called seed and a set of automatically detected protein domains using a profile hidden Markov model (profile HMM), whose parameters are estimated from the seed of the family.
Testing statistical hypothesis on random trees and applications to the protein classification problem
The test rejects the null hypothesis in the case of high quality, manually curated Pfam families, and it does not reject on random subsets of the same family.
Testing statistical hypothesis on random trees and applications to the protein classification problem
VO proponents acknowledge that some critical challenges remain (e.g. long-term curation, quality control, certification, intellectual property guidelines, version control) and a number of key tasks remain unfinished, but the momentum of VO development is steadily meeting this challenge.
Astronomical Data Management
Data centres also have significant responsibilities, including curating data, which comes with a large overhead for selecting, homogenizing, describing, and distributing data, and data centres must be sufficiently funded to perform these tasks.
Astronomical Data Management
IAmJan25: Some entire websites were dedicated as a collection hub of media to curate the revolution.
Losing My Revolution: How Many Resources Shared on Social Media Have Been Lost?
We hope that a system like that will support and encourage practitioners in industry in curating better and more complete test suites of their systems.
On Extracting Unit Tests from Interactive Programming Sessions
The set is a curation from an initial set of 2600 works.
A Simple Extraction Procedure for Bibliographical Author Field