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kuh rek tiv

  • n  a device for treating injury or disease
  • s  designed to promote discipline
    the teacher's action was corrective rather than instructional
  • s  tending or intended to correct or counteract or restore to a normal condition
    corrective measures
    corrective lenses

  • He was among many Muslim autocrats in this century to embrace a mission designed as a corrective to the West.
  • 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.
  • Pollution fines are so low that factories often elect to pay them rather than take corrective measures.
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  • Barack Obama in New York Times
    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...
  • Aaron Boone in
    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...
  • Arlen Specter in New York Times
    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."

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