re·​par·​a·​tive | \ ri-ˈper-ə-tiv How to pronounce reparative (audio) , ri-ˈpa-rə-tiv \

Definition of reparative

1 : of, relating to, or effecting repair
2 : serving to make amends

Examples of reparative in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Otherwise, there’s the Snail Mucin Repair Cream loved for its hydrating and reparative benefits. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 13 July 2022 This iteration features two separate chambers, one containing a reparative formula, the other containing a hydrating formula. Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, 4 Jan. 2022 Blueberry extract is the main attraction in this reparative hair mask. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 May 2022 Kelley, who was inspired by her therapist to become a licensed clinical social worker, now gives others the validation and empathy that was so reparative for her in therapy. Lauren Krouse, SELF, 17 May 2022 This potent, all-natural treatment remedies eye puffiness, wrinkles, and discoloration with a protective and reparative blend of peptides and antioxidants. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Apr. 2022 This is a perfect example of the kind of reparative work in the criminal justice system that is still necessary. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, 22 Mar. 2022 Our work calls for plantation museums to engage in a more reparative form of education. Amy Potter, The Conversation, 15 Mar. 2022 Since then, Olaplex has unveiled a handful of at-home hair treatments including a shampoo and conditioner, a reparative hair mask, and an intense bonding oil. Jacqueline Kilikita,, 1 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of reparative

1582, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Reparative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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re·​par·​a·​tive | \ ri-ˈpar-ət-iv How to pronounce reparative (audio) \

Medical Definition of reparative

: of, relating to, or effecting repair reparative dentistry

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