[kuh m-pen-suh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /kəmˈpɛn səˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
serving to , as for loss, lack, or injury.
c.1600, from French compensatoire, from Latin compensatus, past participle of compensare (see compensate). Psychological sense is from 1921.
compensatory com·pen·sa·to·ry (kəm-pěn’sə-tôr’ē)
Relating to or characterized by compensation.
- Compensatory circulation
compensatory circulation n. Circulation established in dilated collateral vessels when the main artery of the part is obstructed.
plural noun, Law. 1. damages, measured by the harm suffered, awarded to the injured person as due compensation.
- Compensatory finance
noun 1. another name for deficit financing
- Compensatory hypertrophy
compensatory hypertrophy n. Increase in size of an organ or tissue when called upon to do additional work or to perform the work of destroyed tissue or of a paired organ.