- tending to repair; repairing; mending.
- pertaining to or involving reparation.
Also re·par·a·to·ry [ri-par-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /rɪˈpær əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/.
Origin of reparative
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Examples from the Web for reparative
The Christian ‘reparative’ therapy group ruined the lives of untold numbers of gay people.‘I Am Sorry’— Alan Chambers’s Apology and the End of Exodus International
June 24, 2013
A brief background: Reparative therapy exists to explain why, if God hates gay people so much, they exist in the first place?
I have no doubt many of them would prefer that reparative therapy actually worked.
But reparative therapy is dangerous no matter how good the intentions behind it.Marcus Bachmann’s Gay ‘Cure’
July 11, 2011
If we are asked, Is such or such a disease a reparative process?The Life of Florence Nightingale vol. 1 of 2
Edward Tyas Cook
What has been done has been reparative, and all in the best taste.A Book of the West. Volume I Devon
But the shock had a reparative effect; he became a good neighbor, and a convert to temperance.The Lincoln Story Book
Henry L. Williams
Ringbone, being a common sequela of the reparative process, must receive due attention subsequently.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
Although painful, it is nevertheless one of the reparative processes of the body, and therefore beneficial.