cor·rec·tive /kəˈrɛktɪv/ 形容詞
1. Having the power to correct; tending to rectify; as, corrective penalties.
Mulberries are pectoral, corrective of billious alkali. --Arbuthnot.
2. Qualifying; limiting. “The Psalmist interposeth . . . this corrective particle.”
1. That which has the power of correcting, altering, or counteracting what is wrong or injurious; as, alkalies are correctives of acids; penalties are correctives of immoral conduct.
2. Limitation; restriction. [Obs.]
adj 1: designed to promote discipline; "the teacher's action was
corrective rather than instructional"; "disciplinal
measures"; "the mother was stern and disciplinary"
[syn: disciplinary, disciplinal]
2: tending or intended to correct or counteract or restore to a
normal condition; "corrective measures"; "corrective
n : a device for treating injury or disease [syn: restorative]