re·me·di·al adjective \ri-ˈmē-dē-əl\
: done to correct or improve something : done to make something better
: done to cure or treat someone
: involving students who need special help to improve in a particular subject
: concerned with the correction of faulty study habits and the raising of a pupil's general competence <remedial reading courses>; also : receiving or requiring remedial instruction <remedial students>
— re·me·di·al·ly \-ə-lē\ adverb
Examples of REMEDIAL
- Officials have pledged remedial action to repair damaged bridges.
- Thirty percent of the new students need remedial classes in math.
- He's taking a course in remedial reading.
First Known Use of REMEDIAL
re·me·di·al adjective \ri-ˈmēd-ē-əl\ (Medical Dictionary)
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