defectively defectively


  • (adv) in a defective manner


  • In the hands of a lesser romancer, the damaged elevator that dangled so defectively in Hotel might have fallen in the first chapter, or not at all.



  1. In dissent, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said that Congress never intended "a radical curtailment of state common-law lawsuits seeking compensation for injuries caused by defectively designed or labeled medical devices."
    on Feb 20, 2008 By: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "We have learned from Cameron, the manufacturer of the blowout preventer, that the device had a leak in a crucial hydraulic system and a defectively configured ram," designed to seal off an oil well's pipes, Waxman said.
    on May 12, 2010 By: Henry Waxman Source: AFP

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