Definition of reparative
1 : of, relating to, or effecting repair
2 : serving to make amends
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Supporters of this approach often call it reparative therapy, while detractors describe it as conversion therapy.
Minorities and women have been dramatically underrepresented for so long that even the slightest movements toward parity can either translate as overreach to those with conservative instincts or become bogged down with reparative weight.
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Medical Definition of reparative
: of, relating to, or effecting repair reparative dentistry
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