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corrective

[kuh-rek-tiv] /kəˈrɛk tɪv/
adjective
1.
tending to correct or rectify; remedial:
corrective exercises.
noun
2.
a means of correcting; corrective agent.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin corrēctīvus. See correct, -ive
Related forms
correctively, adverb
noncorrective, adjective, noun
noncorrectively, adverb
uncorrective, adjective
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Examples from the web for corrective
  • State guidelines require corrective action on contamination above a thousand parts per trillion.
  • Her idea was to raise money to pay for corrective surgery and medical care.
  • If you don't take the right corrective measures, you couldn't produce anything.
  • As a result, farmers and stakeholders are taking corrective measures.
  • Yet, policymakers have never taken any corrective management actions.
  • Use a corrective tone and block the dog or use the leash and don't allow this behavior.
  • Bandelier interprets it chiefly as social corrective through the whips of laughter.
  • Even after the purists of the eighteenth century began their corrective work this confusion continued.
  • Nor did the pulpit, now fast falling from its old high estate, lift a corrective voice.
  • The gang is a distemper of the slum that writes upon the generation it plagues the receipt for its own corrective.
British Dictionary definitions for corrective

corrective

/kəˈrɛktɪv/
adjective
1.
tending or intended to correct
noun
2.
something that tends or is intended to correct
Derived Forms
correctively, adverb
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Word Origin and History for corrective

16c., adjective and noun, from French correctif, from Latin correct-, past participle stem of corrigere (see correct (v.).

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corrective in Medicine

corrective cor·rec·tive (kə-rěk'tĭv)
adj.
Counteracting or modifying what is malfunctioning, undesirable, or injurious. n.
An agent that corrects.

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