compensative

compensatory

[kuhm-pen-suh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
adjective
1.
serving to compensate, as for loss, lack, or injury.
Also, compensative [kom-puhn-sey-tiv, kuhm-pen-suh-] .


Origin:
1595–1605; compensate + -ory1

noncompensative, adjective
noncompensatory, adjective
recompensatory, adjective
subcompensative, adjective
subcompensatory, adjective
uncompensative, adjective
uncompensatory, adjective
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compensate (ˈkɒmpɛnˌseɪt)
 
vb
1.  to make amends to (someone), esp for loss or injury
2.  (tr) to serve as compensation or damages for (injury, loss, etc)
3.  to offset or counterbalance the effects of (a force, weight, movement, etc) so as to nullify the effects of an undesirable influence and produce equilibrium
4.  (intr) to attempt to conceal or offset one's shortcomings by the exaggerated exhibition of qualities regarded as desirable
 
[C17: from Latin compēnsāre, from pensāre, from pendere to weigh]
 
compensatory
 
adj
 
compensative
 
adj
 
'compensator
 
n

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compensatory
c.1600, from Fr. compensatoire, from L. compensatus, pp. of compensare (see compensate). Psychological sense is from 1921.
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compensatory com·pen·sa·to·ry (kəm-pěn'sə-tôr'ē)
adj.
Relating to or characterized by compensation.

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