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 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 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, 23 June 2020 The court in Malawi cited widespread and systematic irregularities including liberal use of correction fluid to change results. Washington Post, 5 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of correction fluid

1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Correction fluid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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: a liquid used to cover typing or writing errors


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