Cor*rect"ive (k?rr-r?k"t?v), a. [Cf. F. correctif.]

1.

Having the power to correct; tending to rectify; as, corrective penalties.

Mulberries are pectoral, corrective of billious alkali. Arbuthnot.

2.

Qualifying; limiting.

"The Psalmist interposeth . . . this corrective particle."

Holdsworth.

 

© Webster 1913.


Cor*rect"ive, n.

1.

That which has the power of correcting, altering, or counteracting what is wrong or injurious; as, alkalies are correctives of acids; penalties are correctives of immoral conduct.

Burke.

2.

Limitation; restriction.

[Obs.]

Sir M. Hale.

 

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