[kuh m-pen-suh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
Also com·pen·sa·tive [kom-puh n-sey-tiv, kuh m-pen-suh-] /ˈkɒm pənˌseɪ tɪv, kəmˈpɛn sə-/.
Origin of compensatory
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Examples from the Web for compensative
It is idle to talk of education and civilization and the like as corrective or compensative agencies.Kentucky in American Letters, v. 2 of 2
John Wilson Townsend
Apollo concedes that man desponds when debarred of illusion: “suppose he has in himself some compensative law?”The Browning Cyclopdia
Word Origin and History for compensative
c.1600, from French compensatoire, from Latin compensatus, past participle of compensare (see compensate). Psychological sense is from 1921.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Relating to or characterized by compensation.
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