Curative vs Purvey - What's the difference?

curative | purvey |

As an adjective curative

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

As a proper noun purvey is





(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

    * (l) * (l) ----



    Alternative forms

    * puruey


    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To prepare in advance (for or to do something); to plan, make provision.
  • *:
  • *:A sayd the kynge / syn ye knowe of your aduenture puruey for hit / and put awey by your craftes that mysauenture / Nay said Merlyn it wylle not be / soo he departed from the kynge
  • To furnish or provide.
  • *Spenser
  • *:Give no odds to your foes, but do purvey / Yourself of sword before that bloody day.
  • *2005 , Lesley Brown, trans. (Plato), Sophist , :
  • *:Those who sell their own products are distinguished from purveyors, who purvey what others produce.
  • To procure; to get.
  • *Sir Walter Scott
  • *:I mean to purvey me a wife after the fashion of the children of Benjamin.