corrective

adjective
cor·rec·tive | \ kə-ˈrek-tiv \

Definition of corrective 

: intended to correct corrective lenses corrective punishment

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Other words from corrective

corrective noun
correctively adverb

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.

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The corrective-lenses question moved to the top of the list. Michaelle Bond, Philly.com, "10 billion hours of paperwork!? Philadelphia, other cities aim to simplify those forms," 18 May 2018 North Carolina requires drivers to have at least 20/40 vision in one or both eyes in order to drive without corrective lenses. Bruce Henderson, charlotteobserver, "Older drivers are linked to fatal crashes. Is 10 years too long between DMV eye exams? | Charlotte Observer," 16 May 2018 And while insurance coverage for eye exams and corrective lenses clearly has improved, significant gaps remain. Michelle Andrews, Washington Post, "Lack Of Insurance Exposes Blind Spots In Vision Care," 15 May 2018 Sir John’s book is an elegant corrective to those distortions. The Economist, "The siren call of separatism," 12 July 2018 Elected in large part as a corrective to the chaos of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s presidency, Rouhani consolidated a domestic coalition organized around normalizing, even secularizing, Iran’s political scene and restoring its international standing. Shervin Malekzadeh, Washington Post, "What Trump doesn’t get about ideology in Iran. It’s about nationalism, not theocracy.," 25 June 2018 Starting in January, flagged districts would undergo a state assessment and could be told to develop an corrective action plan within 90 days. Meredith Colias-pete, Post-Tribune, "State works on identifying troubled school districts," 13 July 2018 In 2015, the 38 health plans examined by inspectors collectively took 2,668 corrective actions, such as payment suspensions, against providers suspected of fraud or abuse, according to the report. Chad Terhune, Washington Post, "Insurers Fall Short In Catching And Reporting Medicaid Fraud, Inspectors Find," 12 July 2018 The company has taken corrective action and is cooperating with the Justice Department, which is continuing a probe into the matter, according to the statement. Ben Bain, chicagotribune.com, "Jim Beam to pay $8 million SEC fine amid allegations of bribing Indian government officials," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of corrective

1531, in the meaning defined above

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corrective

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of corrective

: meant to correct a problem : intended to make something better

corrective

adjective
cor·rec·tive | \ kə-ˈrek-tiv \

Medical Definition of corrective 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: intended to correct corrective lenses corrective surgery

Other words from corrective

correctively adverb

corrective

noun

Medical Definition of corrective (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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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