Something sanative has the power to cure or heal. Sanative things can cure actual medical problems, but more loosely, sanative things cure the spirit.
SAN uh tiv
Part of speech:
(Adjectives are describing words, like “large” or “late.”
They can be used in two ways:
1. Right before a noun, as in “a sanative influence.”
2. After a linking verb, as in "Their influence was sanative.”)
How to use it:
While "sanitary" might remind you of scrubbing your bathroom, "sanative" is more about healing and calming the soul or the spirit. (It's closely related to the word "sane.")
Talk about a sanative tea, a sanative vacation, a sanative place, a sanative activity like drawing or journaling or meditating, etc.
Often you'll say that something has a sanative power, a sanative effect, a sanative influence, a sanative property, a sanative purpose, a sanative virtue, and so on.
After a stressful day, I appreciate the sanative influence of an engrossing book.
I'm convinced that there are sanative benefits to the process of organizing stuff. You can see your life becoming more orderly as you do it.
Look away from the screen to explain the definition in your own words. You’ll know you understand what "sanative" means when you can explain it without saying "healing" or "curing."
Think of a place that calms you and makes you feel happy, and fill in the blank: "I like to soak up the sanative energy of/at/as _____."
Example: "I like to soak up the sanative energy as I drive the scenic route near Onomea Bay, with the towering ohia trees and tiny sparkling waterfalls."
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A Point Well Made:
Robert G. Ingersoll: “Give to every other human being every right you claim for yourself.”
1. The opposite of SANATIVE is
2. The sermon had precisely the sanative effect on the kids that the pastor was _____.
B. baffled by
C. hoping for
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