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corrective

cor·rec·tive

corrective

 
 
pronunciation:
k rek tihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
Word Combinations (adjective, noun)
part of speech: adjective
definition: having correction as its intended purpose or effect; remedial or rectifying.
His eyes need corrective surgery.The prison was intended to be a corrective institution.
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part of speech: noun
definition: something that corrects or remedies.
similar words:
antidote, remedy
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derivation: correctively (adv.)