corrective
I (progressive) adjective alternative, amendatory, analeptic, antidotal, assuasive, counteractive, curative, emendatory, healing, improving, medicinal, modifying, palliative, progressive, rectifying, reformative, reformatory, remedial, remonstrative, restorative, revisional, salubrious, salutary, sanative, sanatory, therapeutic associated concepts: corrective treatment II (punitive) adjective avenging, castigatory, disciplinary, inflictive, medicinal, palliative, penal, penalizing, punishable, punishing, punitory, recriminatory, retaliative, retaliatory, retributive, revengeful, vengeful, vindictive III index curative, cure, disciplinary (punitory), medicinal, palliative (abating), panacea, penal, progressive (advocating change), remedial, remonstrative, salubrious, salutary

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  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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  • 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

  • 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

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