• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Sanatory Conducive to health; tending to cure; healing; curative; sanative.Sanatory and sanitary should not be confounded. Sanatory signifies conducive to health, while sanitary has the more general meaning of pertaining to health. "Sanatory ordinances for the protection of public health, such as quarantine, fever hospitals, draining, etc."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sanatory Conducive to health; healing; curing. Synonyms See sanitary.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Sanatory healing: conducive to health
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. sanatorius, fr. L. sanare, to heal. See Sanable
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. sanabilissanāre, -ātum, to heal.


In literature:

For this sanatory measure, however, Dorothea, who had recovered consciousness, seemed to entertain an unaccountable repugnance.
"M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur."" by G.J. Whyte-Melville
"Notes & Queries, No. 37. Saturday, July 13, 1850" by Various
Hard exercise, beer, and pulling had their usual sanatory effect, and Tom gradually recovered his health, if not his spirits.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847" by Various
That the system of sanatory measures, adopted in Russia, did not any where stop the disease.
"Letters on the Cholera Morbus." by James Gillkrest
This cavity was laid open by extracting the tooth; and when the remedy was applied, the sanatory effect was surprisingly prompt.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
The board is thus furnished with a sanatory report from one officer, and a report upon circumstances from the other.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 377, March 1847" by Various
In general, it may be said that the glucosides seem to serve as the regulatory, protective, and sanatory agencies of the plant mechanism.
"The Chemistry of Plant Life" by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
The ill effects of the stays in a sanatory point of view have been frequently pointed out, and we hope are now understood.
"Dress as a Fine Art" by Mary Philadelphia Merrifield
Sanatory regulations will decrease pauperism.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 60, No. 373, November 1846" by Various
The city of London has, until within a few years, been backward, in this sanatory movement.
"Dealings with the Dead, Volume I (of 2)" by A Sexton of the Old School