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remedial

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adjective re·me·di·al \ri-ˈmē-dē-əl\

Simple Definition of remedial

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of remedial

  1. 1 :  intended as a remedy

  2. 2 :  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>

remedially play \-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of remedial in a sentence

  1. Officials have pledged remedial action to repair damaged bridges.

  2. Thirty percent of the new students need remedial classes in math.

  3. He's taking a course in remedial reading.



1651

First Known Use of remedial

1651

Rhymes with remedial


REMEDIAL Defined for Kids

remedial

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adjective re·me·di·al \ri-ˈmē-dē-əl\

Definition of remedial for Students

  1. :  intended to make something better <He takes classes in remedial reading.>




Medical Dictionary

remedial

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adjective re·me·di·al \ri-ˈmēd-ē-əl\

Medical Definition of remedial

  1. :  affording a remedy :  intended as a remedy <remedial surgery>

remedially \-ē\play adverb



Law Dictionary

remedial

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adjective re·me·di·al \ri-ˈmē-dē-əl\

Legal Definition of remedial

  1. 1a :  intended as or providing a remedy b :  concerned with the correction, removal, or abatement of an evil, defect, or disease <remedial treatment of an inmate to improve behavior> <a workers' compensation claimant who received remedial attention from a doctor> <a remedial statute correcting the previous law>

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or being a law enacted for the purpose of providing a method of enforcing an already existing substantive right :  procedural





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