corrective corrective  /kə ˈrɛk tɪv/


  1. (n) a device for treating injury or disease
  2. (adj) designed to promote discipline
  3. (adj) tending or intended to correct or counteract or restore to a normal condition


  1. He was among many Muslim autocrats in this century to embrace a mission designed as a corrective to the West.
  2. The 17th in a family of 19 children, Wilma had a series of crippling childhood diseases, did not walk until she was eight, and then had to wear a hightop, corrective shoe.
  3. Pollution fines are so low that factories often elect to pay them rather than take corrective measures.


  1. Dog needs corrective surgery

    Mary, an 18-month-old border collie mix, was recently admitted to the Humboldt County Animal Shelter after her owners were arrested. Currently in foster care through It's A Dog's Life Rescue, Mary has a congenital esophageal problem that needs corrective surgery.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Humboldt Beacon

  2. Leflore Co. schools submit corrective plan - WXVT-TV Delta News - More Local News and Weather |

    GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - Leflore County schools officials are hoping for approval next week of a Corrective Action Plan that will eventually result in the district getting off probation.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WXVT 15 Greenville

  3. Corrective Education Company Removes Handcuffs From Retail Loss Prevention

    Corrective Education Company today announced the latest release of its educational intervention program, which combines technology and online life-skills education to reinvent how petty crimes are handled ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "I want specific recommendations for corrective actions to fix what went wrong," said Mr. Obama, who was speaking in the Grand Foyer of the White House. "I want those reforms implemented immediately, so that this doesn't happen again and so...
    on Jan 5, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Times

  2. "Initially, my doctors thought I could delay corrective surgery for some time, but because of some variations in my condition, they are now advising me to deal with the problem sooner rather than later," Boone said. "Am I going to recover...
    on Mar 18, 2009 By: Aaron Boone Source:

  3. If the NFL does not conduct an investigation, Mr. Specter said, "it's up to Congress to investigate and take corrective action; there might be hearings."
    on May 15, 2008 By: Arlen Specter Source: New York Times

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