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reformatory

re·form·a·to·ry

reformatory

 
 
pronunciation:
rih for m to ri
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition: intended to improve or reform.
Reformatory measures will have to be put in place to curb corruption.
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part of speech: noun
inflections: reformatories
definition: a corrective institution for disciplining and re-educating young offenders; reform school.
He acquired some skill at carpentry during his time at the reformatory.
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