correction fluid


Definition of correction fluid

: a liquid used to paint over typing or writing errors

Examples of correction fluid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Maura McNiel, longtime leader of the Dallas feminist movement, dies at 99," 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, "The Malawi model More African judges are standing up to governments," 25 June 2020 Voting sheets had been altered with Tipp-Ex, a correction fluid. The Economist, "Second time lucky Malawi’s re-run election is a victory for democracy," 4 July 2020 The Constitutional Court struck down the results, citing widespread irregularities including the use of correction fluid on ballots. Washington Post, "Lazarus Chakwera inaugurated as Malawi’s new president," 28 June 2020 But the opposition cried foul, saying that Tipp-Ex correction fluid had been used to alter results from several polling stations, and that others were faked or duplicated. Ryan Lenora Brown, The Christian Science Monitor, "Protect the vote, or the voter? In African elections, no easy choice.," 23 June 2020 The court in Malawi cited widespread and systematic irregularities including liberal use of correction fluid to change results. Washington Post, "Malawi’s president to appeal court ruling nullifying vote," 5 Feb. 2020 The electoral commission declared Mr. Mutharika the winner despite complaints of irregularities, including results sheets with sections blotted out or altered with correction fluid. New York Times, "Citing Ballot Tampering, Malawi Court Voids Presidential Election," 3 Feb. 2020 Think errant spaghetti stains, grease spots and white-out correction fluid. Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, "Absentee ballot frenzy continues in Michigan, with nearly 800,000 sought by voters," 27 Feb. 2020

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1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Correction fluid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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: a liquid used to cover typing or writing errors

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