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remedial

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of remedial

  1. 1 serving to raise or adjust something to some standard or proper condition <took a remedial math course over the summer so he'd be ready for algebra the following school year> Synonyms amendatory, rectifying, corrective, remedying, reformative, reformatoryRelated Words curative, medicinal, therapeutic; reparative, restorative; beneficial, helpful, salutary, wholesome; antidotal, counteractive, counterbalancing

  2. 2 tending to cure disease or restore health <unfortunately, with a cold virus, there are few remedial measures besides fluids and rest> Synonyms curative, healing, officinal, medicinal, restorative, therapeuticRelated Words healthful, healthy, salubrious, salutary, sanative, wholesome; alleviative, corrective, tonicNear Antonyms insalubrious, noisome, noxious, unhealthful, unhealthy, unwholesome; deleterious, injurious, pernicious; infectious, poisonous, toxic; adverse, bad, baleful, baneful, damaging, detrimental, harmful, hurtful, ill; insanitary, unhygienic, unsanitary




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