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adjective. ['dɪˈfɛktɪv'] having a defect.
Rhymes with Defective
Sentences with defective
If the pump is stuck or defective, your washer may not spin.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Replace a defective, leaking valve right away.
Quotes about defective
1. Feature-length film comedy is harder to pull off than the episodic sitcom - it doesn't have the same factory machinery up and running, teams of writers putting familiar characters through permutations - but that doesn't explain the widening quality gap that makes movie humor look like a genetic defective.
- James Wolcott
2. The scepticism which men affect towards their higher inspirations is often not an honest doubt, but a guilty negligence, and is a sign of narrow mind and defective wisdom.
- James Martineau, Tides of the Spirit: Selections from the Writings of James Martineau
adjective. ['dɪˈfɛktɪv'] markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior.
adjective. ['dɪˈfɛktɪv'] not working properly.