correction fluid


: a liquid used to paint over typing or writing errors

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Voting sheets had been altered with Tipp-Ex, a correction fluid. The Economist, 4 July 2020 The Constitutional Court struck down the results, citing widespread irregularities including the use of correction fluid on ballots. Washington Post, 28 June 2020 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Correction fluid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

correction fluid


: a liquid used to paint over typing or writing errors
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