[ US /dɪˈfɛktɪv/ ]
[ UK /dɪfˈɛktɪv/ ]
  1. not working properly
    a defective appliance
    a bad telephone connection
  2. markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior
    defective speech
  3. having a defect
    I returned the appliance because it was defective
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How To Use defective In A Sentence

  • Often they were offloading defective goods they could not sell at a shop.
  • Barot A, Kleckner N (2008) Yeast Pch2 promotes domainal axis organization, timely recombination progression, and arrest of defective recombinosomes during meiosis. PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
  • He guessed that the original cutting stylus was defective and so he tried a custom-made reproducing stylus, instead of the usual conical or elliptical styli.
  • Apple packing houses currently rely on digital camera imagery to sort apples by surface appearance only, flagging those that are visibly defective or the wrong size or color.
  • We mutagenized a wild-type strain and sought animals that were defective in cultivation-temperature avoidance.
  • It is caused by a defective gene that is carried by one in 25 people. The Sun
  • It turns out that they were moral defectives, willing to bear false witness to a world audience, and it looks like Francisco is yet another ID advocate with a degaussed moral compass. zcowboy The New Antievolution Strategy: Just Make Bizarre Stuff Up - The Panda's Thumb
  • If the goods prove defective, the customer has the right to compensation.
  • The fertilised embryos are then tested for the defective gene in a lab and those that are not affected are implanted in the womb. The Sun
  • Some people think they can use drugs to fix these genetic defectives, but that's obviously an exercise in futility – you can't overcome something that's embedded in every cell in your body. Child Abuse Alert
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