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Definitions and Synonyms of corrective | Another word for corrective | What is corrective?

Definition 1: a device for treating injury or disease - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for corrective in the sense of this definition

(corrective is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

(... is a kind of corrective ) a sheet or blanket (either dry or wet) to wrap around the body for its therapeutic effect

(... is a kind of corrective ) a cream that cleanses and tones the skin

(... is a kind of corrective ) anything with restorative powers

"she needed the pickup that coffee always gave her"

(... is a kind of corrective ) corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body

Definition 2: tending or intended to correct or counteract or restore to a normal condition - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where corrective or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • corrective measures
  • corrective lenses

(corrective is similar to ...) changing for the better

Definition 3: designed to promote discipline - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where corrective or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for corrective in the sense of this definition

(corrective is similar to ...) characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint

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