compensatory


com·pen·sa·to·ry

adj \kəm-ˈpen(t)-sə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtr-\

Definition of COMPENSATORY

: making up for a loss; especially : serving as psychic or physiological compensation <compensatory enlargement of the heart> <to overcome this feeling of inferiority by developing such compensatory mechanisms as intelligent aggression or shrewdness—Edward Sapir>

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