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Defective (comparative more Defective, superlative most Defective)

Positive
Defective

Comparative
more Defective

Superlative
most Defective

  1. Having one or more defects.
  2. (grammar, of a verb) lacking some forms; e.g., having only one tense or being usable only in the third person.

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Singular
Defective

Plural
Defectives

Defective (plural Defectives)
  1. A person considered to be defective.
    • 2007 January 15, Bernard E. Harcourt, “The Mentally Ill, Behind Bars”, New York Times:
      There were many more kinds of mental institutions at mid-century, ones for “mental defectives and epileptics” and the mentally retarded, psychiatric wards in veterans hospitals, as well as “psychopathic” and private mental hospitals.</span>

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