- tending to correct or rectify; remedial: corrective exercises.
- a means of correcting; corrective agent.
Origin of corrective
Examples from the Web for corrective
As far as I was concerned, once I had corrective surgery I was just a female.Exclusive: Michael Phelps’s Intersex Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend, Taylor Lianne Chandler, Tells All
November 26, 2014
Corrective action was taken to address this issue swiftly.Oil Tankers Leaking into Seattle’s Water
October 13, 2014
To the contrary, he believed each could offer a corrective to the other.How Rabbi David Hartman Lives On
February 11, 2013
The C.D. Howe Institute offers a corrective to those worried about corporations' growing cash hoards.Where's All the Corporate Cash?
January 17, 2013
Confronting the legacy of the Do-Nothing 112th Congress as the least effective since the 1940s is also a corrective.113th Congress Actually May Get Something Done
January 3, 2013
He forced himself to face them regularly as a penance and a corrective.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
What it needs, as its master and corrective, is dignified firmness.Shoulder-Straps
Their militant social democracy was at once comical and corrective.A Daughter of the Middle Border
If it's neuralgia, get a corrective diet list from the doctor.Evening Round Up
William Crosbie Hunter
But democracy will not allow that it needs a corrective, and the old man, to it, is only an enemy.The Cult of Incompetence
- tending or intended to correct
- something that tends or is intended to correct
Word Origin and History for corrective
16c., adjective and noun, from French correctif, from Latin correct-, past participle stem of corrigere (see correct (v.).
- Counteracting or modifying what is malfunctioning, undesirable, or injurious.
- An agent that corrects.