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English definition of “corrective”

corrective

adjective uk   /kəˈrek.tɪv/ us  
intended to improve a situation: corrective measures/action describes something that is intended to cure a medical condition: corrective surgery

corrective

noun [C] uk   /kəˈrek.tɪv/ us  
something that improves a situation: This European report on the internet provides a corrective to the usual US-based views.
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