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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French correctif.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

corrective (not comparable)

  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.

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

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?)

FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

corrective

  1. feminine singular of correctif