[ ri-par-uh-tiv ]
/ rɪˈpær ə tɪv /
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tending to repair; repairing; mending.
pertaining to or involving reparation.
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Also re·par·a·to·ry [ri-par-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]. /rɪˈpær əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/.
Origin of reparative
From the Late Latin word reparātīvus, dating back to 1650–60. See reparation, -ive
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How to use reparative in a sentence
It is not only not a poison, but it is a healthful, reparatory stimulus.Tobacco and Alcohol|John Fiske
My appetite never failed; indeed, as I got worse, it sharpened—a sort of reparatory instinct.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
The nature of reparatory inflammation in arteries after ligatures, acupressure, and torsion.History of the Division of Medical Sciences|Sami Khalaf Hamarneh