[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 compensatory
For the same reason we cannot speak of compensatory masturbation in woman.The Sexual Question
Then came the compensatory thought of what had been accomplished.Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail
If you commit a tort, you are liable to pay a compensatory sum.The Path of the Law
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
On the other hand there would be compensatory advantages not to be ignored.The Easiest Way
Eugene Walter and Arthur Hornblow
They have compensatory perception of a kind that is still quite mysterious.Legacy
James H Schmitz
Word Origin and History for compensatory
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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