Definition of Corrective

1. Noun. A device for treating injury or disease.

Exact synonyms: Restorative
Generic synonyms: Device
Specialized synonyms: Pack, Face Pack, Pack, Pick-me-up, Pickup, Prosthesis, Prosthetic Device
Derivative terms: Restorative

2. Adjective. Designed to promote discipline. "The mother was stern and disciplinary"
Exact synonyms: Disciplinal, Disciplinary
Similar to: Nonindulgent, Strict
Derivative terms: Correct, Correct, Discipline

3. Adjective. Tending or intended to correct or counteract or restore to a normal condition. "Corrective lenses"
Similar to: Bettering
Derivative terms: Correct, Correct, Correct

Definition of Corrective

1. a. Having the power to correct; tending to rectify; as, corrective penalties.

2. n. That which has the power of correcting, altering, or counteracting what is wrong or injurious; as, alkalies are correctives of acids; penalties are correctives of immoral conduct.

Definition of Corrective

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to correction; serving to correct ¹

2. Noun. Something that corrects or counteracts something, especially an injury or disability ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) limitation; restriction ¹

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Definition of Corrective

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Medical Definition of Corrective

1. 1. Counteracting, modifying, or changing what is injurious. 2. A drug that modifies or corrects an undesirable or injurious effect of another drug. Synonym: corrigent. Origin: L. Cor-rigo (conr-), pp. -rectus, to set right, fr. Rego, to keep straight (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Corrective

correction officer
correctional facilities
correctional facility
correctional institution
correctional institutions
correctional officer
correctional rehabilitation
corrections officer
corrections officers
corrective (current term)
corrective emotional experience
corrective rapes
corrective shoe
corrector magnet

Literary usage of Corrective

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cleaning Up the Nation's Waste Sites: Markets & Technology Trends (1993)
"Under RCRA §3011, EPA Regions also have developed grants and cooperative agreements, which may give the states the lead for corrective action oversight ..."

2. The Friend of Peace by Noah Worcester, Massachusetts Peace Society (1827)
"ITS true corrective will be found when all shall unite, as all ought to unite, ... This " corrective" for duelling was proposed b^ the present Secretary of ..."

3. Juvenile Offenders by William Douglas Morrison (1897)
"under eighteen—The age of maturity—Maturity and intelligence—Age of admission to corrective institutions—Report of the Prisons Committee on the ..."

4. Vocations for the Trained Woman: Opportunities Other Than Teaching by Perkins, Agnes Frances, 1875- (1910)
"corrective WORK IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION* ROBERT \V. LOVETT, MD BOSTON By common consent the field of physical education is divided into two parts, ..."

5. Operation Provide Comfort: Review of U. S. Air Force Investigation of Black by Barbara W. Alsip, Neyla Arnas, Fred Chasnov, Richard E. Chervenak (1998)
"A discussion follows of some corrective actions spawned by the shootdown and the Aircraft Accident Investigation report. Beginning April 15,1994, ..."

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