Medical Dictionary

compensate

verb com·pen·sate \ˈkäm-pən-ˌsāt, -ˌpen-\
com·pen·sat·edcom·pen·sat·ing

Medical Definition of COMPENSATE

transitive verb
:  to subject to or remedy by physiological compensation <compensated hypertensive patients>
intransitive verb
:  to undergo or engage in psychic or physiological compensation <his aggression was an attempt to compensate for inherent passivity>
April 28, 2015
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a word formed by the blending of words
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