Definition of corrective
: intended to correct corrective lenses corrective punishment
Examples of corrective in a Sentence
She had corrective surgery on her knee this past summer.
People with bad eyesight usually need to wear corrective lenses, such as eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Recent Examples of corrective from the Web
In the past, disputes such as the funding fight would have been resolved with corrective legislation.
So this week, the New England Journal of Medicine, which published the original letter in 1980, is issuing a corrective.
At the conclusion of the investigation, the Air Force will determine what further corrective actions, if any, may be necessary and appropriate.
There’s risk to Tannehill not having surgery — just as there would have been with corrective knee surgery.
Doomsayers usually underestimate the self-corrective feedback loops built into modern social systems.
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Definition of corrective for English Language Learners
: meant to correct a problem : intended to make something better
Medical Definition of corrective
: a medication that removes undesirable or unpleasant side effects of other medication phenobarbital acts as a corrective in overcoming the insomnia produced by ephedrine
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