compensatory

adjective
com·pen·sa·to·ry | \kəm-ˈpen(t)-sə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr- \

Medical Definition of compensatory 

: making up for a loss especially : serving as psychological or physiological compensation compensatory enlargement of the heart to overcome this feeling of inferiority by developing such compensatory mechanisms as intelligent aggression or shrewdness — Edward Sapir

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