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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Corrective  \Cor*rect"ive\  (k?rr-r?k"t?v),  a.  [Cf.  F.  correctif.] 
  1.  Having  the  power  to  correct;  tending  to  rectify;  as 
  corrective  penalties. 
 
  Mulberries  are  pectoral,  corrective  of  billious 
  alkali.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  2.  Qualifying;  limiting.  ``The  Psalmist  interposeth  .  .  . 
  this  corrective  particle.''  --Holdsworth. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Corrective  \Cor*rect"ive\,  n. 
  1.  That  which  has  the  power  of  correcting,  altering,  or 
  counteracting  what  is  wrong  or  injurious;  as  alkalies  are 
  correctives  of  acids;  penalties  are  correctives  of  immoral 
  conduct.  --Burke. 
 
  2.  Limitation;  restriction.  [Obs.]  --Sir  M.  Hale. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  corrective 
  adj  1:  designed  to  promote  discipline;  "the  teacher's  action  was 
  corrective  rather  than  instructional";  "disciplinal 
  measures";  "the  mother  was  stern  and  disciplinary" 
  [syn:  {disciplinary},  {disciplinal}] 
  2:  tending  or  intended  to  correct  or  counteract  or  restore  to  a 
  normal  condition;  "corrective  measures";  "corrective 
  lenses" 
  n  :  a  device  for  treating  injury  or  disease  [syn:  {restorative}] 




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