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Borrowed from French compensatoire. By surface analysis, compensate +‎ -ory.

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compensatory (not comparable)

  1. (of a payment) Intended to recompense someone who has experienced loss, suffering, or injury
  2. Reducing or offsetting the unpleasant or unwelcome effects of something
  3. (genetics) That compensates for a deleterious mutation

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