corrective

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French correctif

Adjective[edit]

corrective

  1. Of or pertaining to correction; serving to correct
    As the currents were changing rapidly, the captain had to make many corrective course changes.
  2. Qualifying; limiting.
    • Holdsworth
      The Psalmist interposeth [] this corrective particle.

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

corrective (plural correctives)

  1. Something that corrects or counteracts something, especially an injury or disability
    alkalies are correctives of acids
    penalties are correctives of immoral conduct
  2. (obsolete) limitation; restriction
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir M. Hale to this entry?)

French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

corrective f

  1. feminine form of correctif