corrective

[ kuh-rek-tiv ]
/ kəˈrɛk tɪv /

adjective

tending to correct or rectify; remedial: corrective exercises.

noun

a means of correcting; corrective agent.

Origin of corrective

1525–35; (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin corrēctīvus. See correct, -ive
Related formscor·rec·tive·ly, adverbnon·cor·rec·tive, adjective, nounnon·cor·rec·tive·ly, adverbun·cor·rec·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for corrective

corrective

/ (kəˈrɛktɪv) /

adjective

tending or intended to correct

noun

something that tends or is intended to correct
Derived Formscorrectively, adverb
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Word Origin and History for corrective

corrective


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

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Medicine definitions for corrective

corrective

[ kə-rĕktĭv ]

adj.

Counteracting or modifying what is malfunctioning, undesirable, or injurious.

n.

An agent that corrects.
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