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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cor·rec·tive /kəˈrɛktɪv/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 cor·rec·tive /kəˈrɛktɪv/ 形容詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cor·rect·ive a.
 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.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cor·rect·ive, n.
 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.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]