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CORRECTIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does corrective mean? 

CORRECTIVE (noun)
  The noun CORRECTIVE has 1 sense:

1. a device for treating injury or disease

  Familiarity information: CORRECTIVE used as a noun is very rare.


CORRECTIVE (adjective)
  The adjective CORRECTIVE has 2 senses:

1. designed to promote discipline
2. tending or intended to correct or counteract or restore to a normal condition

  Familiarity information: CORRECTIVE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CORRECTIVE (noun)


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Meaning:

A device for treating injury or disease

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

corrective; restorative

Hypernyms ("corrective" is a kind of...):

device (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "corrective"):

pack (a sheet or blanket (either dry or wet) to wrap around the body for its therapeutic effect)

face pack; pack (a cream that cleanses and tones the skin)

pick-me-up; pickup (anything with restorative powers)

prosthesis; prosthetic device (corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body)


CORRECTIVE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Designed to promote discipline

Synonyms:

corrective; disciplinal; disciplinary

Context examples:

the teacher's action was corrective rather than instructional / disciplinal measures / the mother was stern and disciplinary

Similar:

nonindulgent; strict (characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint)


Sense 2corrective [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Tending or intended to correct or counteract or restore to a normal condition

Context examples:

corrective measures / corrective lenses

Similar:

bettering (changing for the better)


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