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as in offset
a force or influence that makes an opposing force ineffective or less effective a substantial outflow of people proved to be the necessary corrective for the spiraling cost of housing

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as in antidote
something that corrects or counteracts something undesirable the only corrective to bad behavior is good, firm discipline

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“Corrective.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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