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Definition of "reparative" [re•par•a•tive]

  • Tending to repair. (adjective)
  • Relating to or of the nature of reparations. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "reparative" in a sentence
  • "This healing process is energized by what Jean Sanville calls the reparative instinct."
  • "They endorse the use of so-called "reparative therapy" to "change" the sexual orientation of their clients, despite the fact that this form of "therapy" has been rejected by every major professional medical organization including the American Psychological Association, the American Medical Association, and the American Counseling Association."
  • "Restorative justice, also known as reparative justice, is a good example of a new approach to an old problem."
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