defective collocations and examples

 UK /dɪˈfektɪv/

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not made correctly, or not working correctly

Adverbs frequently used with defective
very: seriously, severely, veryDriving with seriously defective eyesight is dangerous as well as illegal.rather: slightlySlightly defective items can be bought at a fraction of the a particular way: genetically, mentally, morally, physically, structurallyHe was found to be mentally defective.
Verbs frequently used with defective
be or become defective: be, become, proveThe Ctrl key on my keyboard is defective.consider something defective: consider something, deem something, find somethingNo refunds can be given until the goods have been inspected and deemed defective by the manufacturer.
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