Definition of remedial
- remedial reading courses
- remedial students
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.
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: 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
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