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compensatory (adj) making up for; making a bad situation better; reducing the harmful effects of a situation.

Compensatory is balancing, that is, making a situation less unbearable, usually by trying to reduce the harmful effects of a situation. The experience and wisdom a person gains with age are compensatory to the energy and activeness they lose as they grow. That is, what they lose by way of energy and activeness, they make up for by gaining experience and wisdom. A compensatory payment is the amount paid to someone who has been harmed in some way, so that it makes it easier for them to bear it. If a worker is injured on duty, the employer pays money so that the worker might find the consequent situation less difficult. The worker at least has the money to get on with, if they cannot earn money because of the injury. Such a payment is compensatory.

  • The manufacturers of the drug had to make huge compensatory payments to patients who, by using the drug developed by the company, suffered serious and permanent side effects.
  • Some universities offer compensatory study programs for adults to help them make up for their inadequate education at their school-going age, for lack of proper educational facilities then.
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