adjective \kə-ˈrek-tiv\

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

Full Definition of CORRECTIVE

:  intended to correct <corrective lenses> <corrective punishment>
corrective noun
cor·rec·tive·ly adverb

Examples of CORRECTIVE

  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.

First Known Use of CORRECTIVE



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