corrective

Definitions of corrective
  1. adjective
    tending or intended to correct or counteract or restore to a normal condition
    corrective measures”
    corrective lenses”
    Synonyms:
    bettering
    changing for the better
  2. noun
    a device for treating injury or disease
    synonyms: restorative
    see moresee less
    types:
    show 8 types...
    hide 8 types...
    pack
    a sheet or blanket (either dry or wet) to wrap around the body for its therapeutic effect
    face pack, pack
    a cream that cleanses and tones the skin
    pick-me-up, pickup
    anything with restorative powers
    prosthesis, prosthetic device
    corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body
    glass eye
    prosthesis consisting of an artificial eye made of glass
    implant
    a prosthesis placed permanently in tissue
    obturator
    a prosthesis used to close an opening (as to close an opening of the hard palate in cases of cleft palate)
    leg, peg, pegleg, wooden leg
    a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg
    type of:
    device
    an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
  3. adjective
    designed to promote discipline
    “the teacher's action was corrective rather than instructional”
    synonyms: disciplinal, disciplinary
    nonindulgent, strict
    characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint
Word Family