cor|rec|tive


cor|rec|tive
cor|rec|tive «kuh REHK tihv», adjective, noun.
–adj.
tending to correct; setting right; making better: »

Corrective exercises will make weak muscles strong.

SYNONYM(S): remedial.
–n.
something that corrects or tends to correct: »

Penalties are correctives of immoral conduct. A corrective for overacidity is an alkaline substance.

SYNONYM(S): remedy.
cor|rec´tive|ly, adverb.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • cor|rec´tive|ly — cor|rec|tive «kuh REHK tihv», adjective, noun. –adj. tending to correct; setting right; making better: »Corrective exercises will make weak muscles strong. SYNONYM(S): remedial. –n. something that corrects or tends to correct: »Penalties are… …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-cor|rec|tive — «SEHLF kuh REHK tihv», adjective, noun. –adj. = self correcting. (Cf. ↑self correcting) –n. a corrective of oneself or itself: »Democracy s great self corrective is reasonable dissent and debate (Time) …   Useful english dictionary

  • cor|rup|tive — «kuh RUHP tihv», adjective. tending to corrupt; causing corruption …   Useful english dictionary

  • cor|rec|tion|al — «kuh REHK shuh nuhl», adjective. of or having to do with correction; corrective: »a correctional institution for young delinquents …   Useful english dictionary

  • cor|rec|tion — «kuh REHK shuhn», noun. 1. the act or process of correcting or setting right; amendment: »The correction of all my mistakes took nearly an hour. 2. something put in place of an error or mistake; emendation: »Write in your corrections neatly. 3.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cor|rec|tor — «kuh REHK tuhr», noun. a person or thing that corrects …   Useful english dictionary

  • cor·rec·tion — …   Useful english dictionary

  • di|rec´tive|ly — di|rec|tive «duh REHK tihv, dy », noun, adjective. –n. an order or instruction telling what to do, how to do, or where to go: »The captain gave a directive to his lieutenants. This advisory…had the force of a directive because of the willing, not …   Useful english dictionary

  • di|rec|tive — «duh REHK tihv, dy », noun, adjective. –n. an order or instruction telling what to do, how to do, or where to go: »The captain gave a directive to his lieutenants. This advisory…had the force of a directive because of the willing, not to say… …   Useful english dictionary

  • e|rec|tive — «ih REHK tihv», adjective. setting upright or tending to erect …   Useful english dictionary


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