correction fluid


: a liquid used to paint over typing or writing errors

Examples of correction fluid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web White correction fluid Made a mistake? Fox News, 27 Aug. 2022 In February, the high court sitting as the constitutional court nullified the presidential election results after finding that it was marred by massive irregularities including the use of correction fluid in correcting figures during the election period. Rabson Kondowe, Quartz Africa, 27 June 2020 Most correction fluid is latex-based and will need to be treated like a paint stain. Washington Post, 5 July 2021 Her secretarial work ultimately led to her development of a new product, the typewriter correction fluid Liquid Paper. Chris Morris, Variety, 10 Dec. 2021 The vote-count was rigged with correction fluid on the tally sheets. The Economist, 16 Dec. 2020 The quills of hedgehogs, porcupines and echidnas shone bright white, as if dipped in correction fluid. New York Times, 18 Dec. 2020 Bette Graham, the mother of musician Michael Nesmith of The Monkees whose invention of the correction fluid Liquid Paper had created a multimillion-dollar business, was a supporter of Women for Change and The Women’s Center of Dallas. Jane Sumner, Dallas News, 8 Aug. 2020 Mr Nyirenda presides over Malawi’s Supreme Court, which in May upheld a ruling annulling the president’s re-election last year after a lower court found correction fluid had been used to alter the tallies. The Economist, 25 June 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of correction fluid was in 1968

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“Correction fluid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

correction fluid

: a liquid used to paint over typing or writing errors
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