Definition of compensatory adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    compensatory

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//kəmˈpɛnsəˌtɔri//
     
    [usually before noun]
     
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  1. 1intended to make up for something such as loss, suffering, or injury $50 million in compensatory damages
  2. 2reducing the unpleasant effect of something The government is taking compensatory action to keep interest rates constant.
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