com·​pen·​sa·​to·​ry kəm-ˈpen(t)-sə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr- How to pronounce compensatory (audio)
: 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.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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