From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdefectivede‧fec‧tive /dɪˈfektɪv/ ●○○ adjective 🔊 🔊 BROKENnot made properly, or not working properly syn faulty 🔊 The disease is caused by a defective gene. 🔊 defective products
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defective• The seed was defective and the resulting crop was little better than useless.• This is a rarefamilialdisorder in which conjugated bilirubin levels are increased due to defectiveexcretion of bilirubin in the bile.• The biologicaltruth is the opposite; all biologists know that males are defective females.• Merchants will give refunds on any damaged or defectivemerchandise.• These usually indicate the presence of steel tie-rods used to hold a defective structure together.From Longman Business Dictionarydefectivede‧fec‧tive /dɪˈfektɪv/ adjectiveif a product is defective, it has not been made properly or it is not working properlyIt is the customer’s right to return defective goods. —defectively adverbThe computer system was defectively designed.