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corrective

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adjective cor·rec·tive \kə-ˈrek-tiv\

Simple Definition of corrective

  • : meant to correct a problem : intended to make something better

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of corrective

  1. :  intended to correct <corrective lenses> <corrective punishment>

corrective

noun

correctively

adverb

Examples of corrective in a sentence

  1. She had corrective surgery on her knee this past summer.

  2. People with bad eyesight usually need to wear corrective lenses, such as eyeglasses or contact lenses.



1531

First Known Use of corrective

1531


Medical Dictionary

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corrective

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adjective cor·rec·tive \kə-ˈrek-tiv\

Medical Definition of corrective

  1. :  intended to correct <corrective lenses> <corrective surgery>

correctively

adverb



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corrective

noun cor·rec·tive

Medical Definition of corrective

  1. :  a medication that removes undesirable or unpleasant side effects of other medication <phenobarbital acts as a corrective in overcoming the insomnia produced by ephedrine>





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