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Adjective: defective  di'fek-tiv
  1. Having a defect
    "I returned the appliance because it was defective";
    - faulty
  2. Markedly subnormal in structure, function, intelligence or behaviour
    "defective speech"
  3. Not working properly
    "a defective appliance";
    - bad
Noun: defective  di'fek-tiv
  1. A person or thing considered to be defective

Derived forms: defectives

See also: abnormal, imperfect, malfunctioning, nonfunctional, unnatural

Encyclopedia: Defective