HyperDic: corrective

English > 3 senses of the word corrective:
NOUNartifactcorrective, restorativea device for treating injury or disease
ADJECTIVEallcorrective, disciplinary, disciplinaldesigned to promote discipline
allcorrectivetending or intended to correct or counteract or restore to a normal condition
corrective > pronunciation
Soundskereh'ktihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > corrective: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningdesigned to promote discipline.
Example"the teacher's action was corrective rather than instructional"
Synonymsdisciplinary, disciplinal
Broadernonindulgent, strictCharacterized by strictness, severity, or restraint
Spanishcorrectivo, disciplinal, disciplinario
Verbscorrectcensure severely
correctpunish in order to gain control or enforce obedience
English > corrective: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningtending or intended to correct or counteract or restore to a normal condition.
Examples
  • "corrective measures"
  • "corrective lenses"
Broaderbetteringchanging for the better
Spanishcorrectivo
Catalancorrectiu
Verbscorrecttreat a defect
correctalter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
correctadjust for
English > corrective: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA device for treating injury or disease.
Synonymrestorative
NarrowerpackA sheet or blanket (either dry or wet) to wrap around the body for its therapeutic effect
pack, face packA cream that cleanses and tones the skin
pickup, pick-me-upAnything with restorative powers
prosthesis, prosthetic devicecorrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Spanishcorrectivo

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