Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. producing health; healing or curative

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Conducive to health; tending to cure; healing; curative; sanative.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Conducive to health; healing; curing.

Etymologies

Latin sanatorius. See sanable. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • May we not say that, whatever the social body, acting in its aggregate capacity, _can_ do to redress the balance -- whether in education of their children, in sanatory regulations which concern their workshops and their dwellings, or in judicious charity that will not press upon the springs of industry -- it is _bound_ to do by the sacred obligation of justice?

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 349, November, 1844

  • Hard exercise, beer, and pulling had their usual sanatory effect, and Tom gradually recovered his health, if not his spirits.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847

  • It would be an inquiry of some interest, now that the care of the public health is becoming a department of the state, with what sanatory measures these becoming solemnities were attended.

    The Lives of the Twelve Caesars, Volume 02: Augustus

  • Nor is it likely that anything will be done until the whole system of managing town refuse is changed, and in place of deluging it with water, some plan can be contrived which, while fulfilling sanatory requirements, shall preserve it in a concentrated form, or convert it into a dry and inodorous substance.

    Elements of Agricultural Chemistry

  • The great majority had been confined there as hospital patients, not as offenders against the law, and they were divided into wards, according to their sanatory condition.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXVI. October, 1843. Vol. LIV.

  • There is another among these petitions to the Lord Mayor and corporation, worthy of notice, in connection with sanatory law.

    Notes and Queries, Number 37, July 13, 1850

  • I make "notes" of them, from their peculiar interest at the moment when sanatory bills, having the same objects, are occupying the public attention so strongly; especially in respect to the

    Notes and Queries, Number 37, July 13, 1850

  • After alluding to the support given to the popular belief by poets and philosophers of ancient and modern times, the question of periodicity, or "lucid intervals," is again discussed, this time in its mental aspect, and the hygienic or sanatory influence of light is allowed its meed of consideration.

    Moon Lore

  • Let me make a note on two words that I find in No. 37.: _sanatory_, p. 99., and _connection_, p. 98.

    Notes and Queries, Number 39, July 27, 1850

  • For now there had come upon Foxden that political, sanatory, anti-everything revival, which, in those days, thrilled through our river-towns and took the place of the theological revival, which the churches seemed too feeble to produce.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 72, October, 1863

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.