correctives

plural of corrective
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as in counters
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 antidotes
something that corrects or counteracts something undesirable the only corrective to bad behavior is good, firm discipline

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“Correctives.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/correctives. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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