Corrective (adjective)

Intended to correct an error or a fault.


Mid 17th century: from correct + -ive, or from french correctif, -ive.


  1. The government introduced a number of corrective measures.
  2. The corrective action was taken to fix the problem.
  3. The new software provides corrective feedback to the user.
  4. The corrective lens improved her vision.
  5. The corrective surgery was a success.
Some random words: adventitious, lash, dropout