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Meaning of CORRECTIVE

Pronunciation:  ku'rektiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a device for treating injury or disease
  2. [adj]  tending or intended to correct or counteract or restore to a normal condition; "corrective measures"; "corrective lenses"
  3. [adj]  designed to promote discipline; "the teacher's action was corrective rather than instructional"; "disciplinal measures"; "the mother was stern and disciplinary"
 

CORRECTIVE is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: bettering, disciplinal, disciplinary, nonindulgent, restorative
 
 See Also: device, face pack, pack, pick-me-up, pickup, prosthesis, prosthetic device

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Cor*rect"ive\ (k?rr-r?k"t?v), a. [Cf. F. correctif.]
    1. Having the power to correct; tending to rectify; as,
       corrective penalties.
    
             Mulberries are pectoral, corrective of billious
             alkali.                               --Arbuthnot.
    
    2. Qualifying; limiting. ``The Psalmist interposeth . . .
       this corrective particle.'' --Holdsworth.
    
    
  2. \Cor*rect"ive\, n.
    1. 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. --Burke.
    
    2. Limitation; restriction. [Obs.] --Sir M. Hale.
    
    
 
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