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Entry Word: corrective
Function: adjective
Text: 1 serving to raise or adjust something to some standard or proper condition <eyeglasses are called corrective lenses by the department of motor vehicles>
Synonyms rectifying, remedial, remedying, reformative, reformatory
Related Words curative, medicinal, therapeutic; reparative, restorative; beneficial, helpful, salutary, wholesome
2 inflicting, involving, or serving as punishment <a corrective sentence of five years' hard labor> -- see PUNITIVE