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reparative

[ri-par-uh-tiv]
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adjective
  1. tending to repair; repairing; mending.
  2. 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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Related Words for reparatory

retaining, compensating, reparatory

Examples from the Web for reparatory

Historical Examples of reparatory

  • 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 nature of reparatory inflammation in arteries after ligatures, acupressure, and torsion.