defective defective  /dɪ ˈfɛk tɪv/


  1. (adj) having a defect
  2. (adj) markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior
  3. (adj) not working properly



  1. Until recently, the parents of one defective child had only two courses to follow if they wanted another baby.
  2. The disorder, as its name implies, is the result of a defective gene on the X chromosome, one of the pair of chromosomes that determines gender.
  3. It has ruled that disabled children are entitled to be compensated if their mothers were not given a chance to abort the defective fetus.


  1. Da Vinci Intuitive Robot On NBC Rock Center

    As a Defective Product Liability attorney and Texas medical doctor, I have written extensively about the kind of injuries folks are experiencing with the Da Vinci Robot. NBC News program, Rock Center, recently had a program about this device and the injuries experienced. What is Da Vinci Robotic Surgery? In robotic surgery, a doctor sits at a console several feet from the patient and looks into ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Injury Board

  2. Emergency recall issued on propane cylinders

    Defective cylinders carry a risk of leaking flammable gas or rupturing without warning.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Norwalk Reflector

  3. Lawsuit: REI fired worker paralyzed riding defective REI bicycle

    Lawsuit: REI fired worker paralyzed riding defective REI bicycle Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 10:46 pm, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 A former REI employee, paralyzed after his REI-brand bicycle broke apart during a crash, has filed a lawsuit against his ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source:


  1. "These flight paths will bombard residents, sensitive wildlife areas and state parks with noise and pollution, damaging air quality and quality of life," Blumenthal said in a statement. "We will fight to rescind these defective flight paths...
    on Sep 12, 2008 By: Richard Blumenthal Source:

  2. "Anything that impacts the safety of children is of real importance," said Nancy Nord, acting head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. "This agency will not hesitate to recall products that are defective and we take very, very...
    on Jun 24, 2008 By: Nancy Nord Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "This ban, which was defeated pretty solidly last time, is essentially the same ban this time but the language is more defective. We take it very seriously and so we're hoping that it will be defeated," Smeal said.
    on Oct 18, 2008 By: Eleanor Smeal Source: FOXNews

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