Definition of 'corrective'
Example sentences containing 'corrective'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
It is a useful corrective against smugness. Times, Sunday Times (2008)And such a welcome corrective to the widely held notion that being middle aged is ghastly. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Instead police need to be able to apply corrective measures before troublemakers turn to crime. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Some of its enduring figures fear a catastrophic future unless corrective action is swift. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Then a fourth was needed for further corrective surgery. The Sun (2015)Last night there was evidence of corrective action having been taken. Times, Sunday Times (2009)No amount of corrective surgery can fix that. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But this week there is evidence of corrective action having been taken. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Minor corrective surgery can help and some understanding reassurance could help your wife too. The Sun (2013)It can be cured by corrective surgery. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He is able to offer a useful corrective to the often blinkered view of what the subject is about. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)This is certainly the case with headaches, and it should result in some corrective action. Banish Headaches -how to obtain fast, drug-free relief from headache (1990)To be fair, it had let expenditure run away last year and had to take corrective action. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Also, the section on teaching and preaching is a necessary corrective to some trends in church planting today. Christianity Today (2000)Everybody chopped and changed instruments throughout, which provided a natural corrective to any tendency for the performance to get too slick. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Maybe our series provides a corrective to some reality TV. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Trends of 'corrective'
In Common Usage. corrective is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage over:
Translations for 'corrective'
British English: corrective ADJECTIVE
Corrective measures or techniques are intended to put right something that is wrong.
Scientific institutions have been reluctant to take corrective action.
Definition of corrective from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Rainbow Tree, Asymmetric Wreath, and Period Poverty: November’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this November with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.