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corrective

[ kuh-rek-tiv ]
/ kəˈrɛk tɪv /
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adjective

tending to correct or rectify; remedial: corrective exercises.

noun

a means of correcting; corrective agent.

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Origin of corrective

1525–35; (<Anglo-French ) <Medieval Latin corrēctīvus.See correct, -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM corrective

cor·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 forms of corrective

correctively, adverb
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Medical 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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