a) Tending to or intended to repair.
b) Of, pertaining to, or being a reparation.

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  • Reparative — Re*par a*tive (r? p?r ? t?v), a. Repairing, or tending to repair. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reparative — Re*par a*tive, n. That which repairs. Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reparative — index compensatory, curative, remedial, salubrious, salutary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • reparative — [ri par′ə tiv] adj. 1. repairing or tending to repair; mending, etc. 2. of or involving reparation …   English World dictionary

  • reparative — re·par·a·tive ri par ət iv adj of, relating to, or effecting repair <reparative dentistry> * * * re·par·a·tive (re parґə tiv) pertaining to or effecting repair …   Medical dictionary

  • reparative — reparation ► NOUN 1) the making of amends for a wrong. 2) (reparations) compensation for war damage paid by a defeated state. 3) archaic the action of repairing. DERIVATIVES reparative adjective. ORIGIN Latin, from reparare (see …   English terms dictionary

  • reparative — rə̇ˈparəd.iv, rēˈp adjective Etymology: Late Latin reparativus, from Latin reparatus (past participle of reparare) + ivus ive 1. : of, relating to, or effecting repair 2. : serving to make amends does a fine reparative job for several neglected… …   Useful english dictionary

  • reparative — adjective Date: 1656 1. of, relating to, or effecting repair 2. serving to make amends …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • reparative — /ri par euh tiv/, adj. 1. tending to repair; repairing; mending. 2. pertaining to or involving reparation. Also, reparatory /ri par euh tawr ee, tohr ee/. [1650 60; < LL reparativus. See REPARATION, IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • reparative — Synonyms and related words: amendatory, analeptic, apologetic, ascetic, atoning, balancing, cleansing, compensating, compensational, compensative, compensatory, counteracting, counteractive, counterbalancing, countervailing, curative, expiatory,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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