Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of effecting or tending to effect repair; restoring to a sound or good state; tending to amend defect or make good: as, a reparative process.
  • Pertaining to reparation or the making of amends.
  • noun That which restores to a good state; that which makes amends.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Repairing, or tending to repair.
  • noun That which repairs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Tending to or intended to repair.
  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or being a reparation.
  • noun That which repairs.

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Examples

  • This healing process is energized by what Jean Sanville calls the reparative instinct.

    Joseph Bobrow: Spirituality and the Road Home

  • This healing process is energized by what Jean Sanville calls the reparative instinct.

    Joseph Bobrow: Spirituality and the Road Home

  • 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.

    Wayne Besen: Apple Should Dump 'Ex-Gay' iPhone App

  • This healing process is energized by what Jean Sanville calls the reparative instinct.

    Joseph Bobrow: Spirituality and the Road Home

  • 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.

    Wayne Besen: Apple Should Dump 'Ex-Gay' iPhone App

  • 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.

    Wayne Besen: Apple Should Dump 'Ex-Gay' iPhone App

  • This healing process is energized by what Jean Sanville calls the reparative instinct.

    Joseph Bobrow: Spirituality and the Road Home

  • This healing process is energized by what Jean Sanville calls the reparative instinct.

    Joseph Bobrow: Spirituality and the Road Home

  • 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.

    Wayne Besen: Apple Should Dump 'Ex-Gay' iPhone App

  • This healing process is energized by what Jean Sanville calls the reparative instinct.

    Joseph Bobrow: Spirituality and the Road Home

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