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com·pen·sate

 (kŏm′pən-sāt′)
v. com·pen·sat·ed, com·pen·sat·ing, com·pen·sates
v.tr.
1. To offset; counterbalance.
2. To make satisfactory payment or reparation to; recompense or reimburse: Management compensated us for the time we worked.
3. To stabilize the purchasing power of (a monetary unit) by changing the gold content in order to counterbalance price variations.
v.intr.
To serve as or provide a substitute or counterbalance.

[Latin compēnsāre, compēnsāt- : com-, com- + pēnsāre, to weigh; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.]

com′pen·sa′tive (kŏm′pən-sā′tĭv, kəm-pĕn′sə-tĭv) adj.
com′pen·sa′tor n.
com·pen′sa·to′ry (kəm-pĕn′sə-tôr′ē) adj.
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compensatory

adjective
Affording compensation:
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Translations
تَعْويضي
kompenzačnínáhradní
godtgørendekompenserende
kárpótló
uppbótar-; jöfnunar-
kompenzačný
telâfi edicizararı giderici

compensatory

[ˌkɒmpənˈseɪtərɪ]
A. ADJcompensatorio
B. CPD compensatory damages NPLindemnización fsing por daños y perjuicios
compensatory finance Nfinanciación f compensatoria
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compensatory

[ˌkɒmpənˈseɪtəri] adj
[damages, payments] → compensateur/trice
[measures, programme] → compensatoire
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compensatory

adjkompensierend, ausgleichend; educationkompensatorisch; (Psych) → kompensatorisch
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compensatory

[kəmˈpɛnsətrɪ] adjcompensativo/a
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compensate

(ˈkompənseit) verb
1. to give money to (someone) or to do something else to make up for loss or wrong they have experienced. This payment will compensate (her) for the loss of her job.
2. to undo the effect of a disadvantage etc. The love the child received from his grandmother compensated for the cruelty of his parents.
compensatory (kəmˈpensətəri) adjective
ˌcompenˈsation noun
payment etc given for loss or injury. He received a large sum of money as compensation when he was injured at work.
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The apparent variation of fibers size observed in this work is explained as a result of atrophy and compensatory hypertrophy of some fibers.
Histopathology of the inferior turbinate with compensatory hypertrophy in patients with deviated nasal septum.
The left kidney (12 cm in length) had compensatory hypertrophy with normal function on MRU.
Accessory spleens can have compensatory hypertrophy of residual splenic tissue following splenectomy and occasionally reach 3-5 cm in size.[2] Accessory spleens are well marginated, exhibit homogenous echo and extragastric under EUS examination.
The caudate lobe shows compensatory hypertrophy in cirrhosis and is spared from atrophy.
(4) The other is that there is compensatory hypertrophy of a clival or sellar branch off the contralateral ICA, which eventually becomes the main blood supply for the intracranial ICA territory.
The main gross lesion observed in the livers condemned due to fibrosis was a moderate to severe atrophy of the left hepatic lobe with a compensatory hypertrophy of the right hepatic lobe (Figure 1A); this was observed in 94/192 (48.96%) cases.

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