compensatory

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

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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“Compensatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/compensatory. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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