Definition of 'defective'
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They found a way of targeting the defective genes causing the problem in tests on mice. The Sun (2016)Trading standards officers should inform counterparts in other areas of defective products. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Test flights were stopped when a defective valve in the power system was discovered. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He was also able to speak to the anaesthetist as he had a defective heart valve replaced. The Sun (2010)The defective gene has not yet been identified by doctors and has no name. The Sun (2011)Since then prison officials have admitted that their defective alarm system went off so often that it was routinely ignored. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The court in this case addressed the question of how to value the loss to church property caused by a defective product. Christianity Today (2000)It is caused by a defective gene that is carried by one in 25 people. The Sun (2008)Each of us is an individual, each carrying some genes that are defective. Times, Sunday Times (2010)By an appalling stroke of misfortune, all three received the defective gene from both parents. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The remaining third of cases are linked to lifestyle choices or defective inherited genes, the study concludes. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The fertilised embryos are then tested for the defective gene in a lab and those that are not affected are implanted in the womb. The Sun (2009)The chief executive will have an operation on genetically defective valves, a problem that he has been managing for some time. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He insists that he is back to full health after undergoing ten hours of heart surgery in June to replace two genetically defective valves. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That makes the cases of defective pedals 'very rare'. Times, Sunday Times (2010)To benefit from the technique, families must first know that they have a defective gene, usually discovered through a recurring family history of illness. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Under the new system, defective trains would be more easily removed from the line, resulting in less disruption as well as a more frequent service. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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British English: defective ADJECTIVE
If something is defective, there is something wrong with it and it does not work properly.
Her sight was becoming defective.
Definition of defective from the Collins English Dictionary
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