Curable vs Curative - What's the difference?

curable | curative |


As adjectives the difference between curable and curative

is that curable is capable of being cured while curative is possessing the ability to cure, to heal or treat illness.

curable

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Capable of being cured.
  • Antonyms

    * incurable

    Derived terms

    * curableness

    Anagrams

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    curative

    English

    Adjective

    (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.

    See also

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