corrective

  • 1 corrective — adj remedial, restorative, sanative, *curative Analogous words: helping, aiding, assisting (see HELP vb): salutary, hygienic, *healthful corrective n Corrective, control, check, antidote are comparable in their extended senses where they denote… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 corrective — Ⅰ. corrective UK US /kəˈrektɪv/ noun [C] ► something that improves something else: corrective to sth »This European report on the internet provides a corrective to the usual US based views. Ⅱ. corrective UK US /kəˈrektɪv/ adjective ► intended to… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Corrective — Cor*rect ive (k?rr r?k t?v), a. [Cf. F. correctif.] [1913 Webster] 1. Having the power to correct; tending to rectify; as, corrective penalties. [1913 Webster] Mulberries are pectoral, corrective of billious alkali. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] 2.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 corrective — I (progressive) adjective alternative, amendatory, analeptic, antidotal, assuasive, counteractive, curative, emendatory, healing, improving, medicinal, modifying, palliative, progressive, rectifying, reformative, reformatory, remedial,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 corrective — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ designed to correct something undesirable. ► NOUN ▪ a corrective measure …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 corrective — [kə rek′tiv] adj. [Fr correctif < LL correctivus] tending or meant to correct or improve; remedial n. something corrective; remedy correctively adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Corrective — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Limitation;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 corrective — 16c., verb and noun, from Fr. correctif, from L. correct , pp. stem of corrigere (see CORRECT (Cf. correct)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 corrective — [adj] healing, curing antidotal, counteracting, curative, disciplinary, palliative, penal, punitive, reformatory, rehabilitative, remedial, restorative, therapeutic; concept 537 Ant. harmful, hurtful, hurting, injurious, paining …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 corrective — cor|rec|tive1 [kəˈrektıv] adj [usually before noun] intended to make something right or better again ▪ corrective surgery corrective action/measures ▪ corrective measures to deal with the country s serious economic decline corrective 2… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 corrective — I UK [kəˈrektɪv] / US adjective formal 1) designed to solve or improve a physical problem corrective shoes/lenses/surgery 2) corrective action is intended to make a bad situation better II UK [kəˈrektɪv] / US noun [countable] Word forms… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 corrective — cor|rec|tive1 [ kə rektıv ] adjective FORMAL 1. ) designed to solve or improve a physical problem: corrective shoes/lenses/surgery 2. ) corrective action is intended to make a bad situation better corrective cor|rec|tive 2 [ kə rektıv ] noun… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 corrective — [[t]kəre̱ktɪv[/t]] correctives 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Corrective measures or techniques are intended to put right something that is wrong. Scientific institutions have been reluctant to take corrective action... He has received extensive corrective… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 corrective — 1. Counteracting, modifying, or changing what is injurious. 2. A drug that modifies or corrects an undesirable or injurious effect of another drug. SYN: corrigent. [L. cor rigo (conr ), pp. rectus, to set right, fr. rego, to keep straight] * * *… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 15 corrective — adjective Date: 1531 intended to correct < corrective lenses > < corrective punishment > • corrective noun • correctively adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 corrective — ● correctif, corrective adjectif (bas latin correctivus) Qui vise à corriger, à redresser : Exercices correctifs. ● correctif, corrective (expressions) adjectif (bas latin correctivus) Gymnastique corrective, gymnastique …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 17 corrective — 1 adjective formal intended to make a fault or mistake right again: corrective treatment | This condition may require corrective surgery. correctively adverb 2 noun (C) formal something that is intended to correct a fault or mistake (+ to): The… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 corrective — correctively, adv. /keuh rek tiv/, adj. 1. tending to correct or rectify; remedial: corrective exercises. n. 2. a means of correcting; corrective agent. [1525 35; ( < AF) < ML correctivus. See CORRECT, IVE] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 19 corrective — 1. adjective Of or pertaining to correction; serving to correct As the currents were changing rapidly the captain had to make many corrective course changes. 2. noun Something that corrects or counteracts something, especially an injury or… …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 corrective — adj. Corrective is used with these nouns: ↑action, ↑measure …

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