What does the word corrective mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Correctly.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Correctness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Adapted to correct.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Corrector.

Usage examples for corrective

  1. Pere Picot was a tall old man, with an angular, stern face, who, despite the corrective of a blond wig with heavy curls, and that of the pacific green shade we have already mentioned, expressed on his large features, upon which the fury of study had produced a surface of leaden pallor, a snappish and quarrelsome disposition. – The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac
  2. Laughter is, above all, a corrective. – Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic by Henri Bergson
  3. Their exalted but restrained mysticism and their lofty system of morality was the very corrective which the tone of the age most needed. – The English Church in the Eighteenth Century by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton