Comforter vs Curative - What's the difference?

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Comforter is a related term of curative.

As a proper noun comforter

is (christianity) the holy spirit, the holy ghost.

As an adjective curative is

possessing the ability to cure, to heal or treat illness.




(en noun)
  • A person who comforts someone who is suffering.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Let no comforter delight mine ear / But such a one whose wrongs do suit with mine.
  • (US) A padded cover for a bed, duvet, continental quilt.
  • (old fashioned, mostly UK) A woollen scarf for winter.
  • * Popular Science Monthly
  • The American schoolboy takes off his comforter and unbuttons his jacket before going in for a snowball fight.
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  • (UK, NZ, AU) A pacifier.
  • Synonyms

    * (person who comforts) consoler * (padded bed cover) duvet, (continental) quilt






    (en adjective)
  • Possessing the ability to cure, to heal or treat illness.
  • The curative power of the antibiotics introduced in the '50s was amazing at the time.

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