Restorative vs Curative - What's the difference?

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Restorative is a related term of curative.


As adjectives the difference between restorative and curative

is that restorative is serving to restore while curative is possessing the ability to cure, to heal or treat illness.

As a noun restorative

is something with restoring properties.

restorative

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Something with restoring properties.
  • (euphemistic) An alcoholic drink, especially with tonic.
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    Adjective

    (head)
  • Serving to restore.
  • After a long day working in the fields Clarence took comfort in a restorative pint of beer.
  • * Milton
  • Destroys life's enemy, / Hunger, with sweet restorative delight.

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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.

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