remedial

adjective
re·​me·​di·​al | \ri-ˈmē-dē-əl \

Definition of remedial 

1 : intended as a remedy

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

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remedially \ri-​ˈmē-​dē-​ə-​lē \ adverb

Examples of remedial in a Sentence

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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Instead, Soledad was instructed to register them in the town’s Mexican remedial school. Mariana Viera, Teen Vogue, "How Méndez vs. Westminster Helped End Segregated Schools for Latinx Children in 1940s California," 12 Oct. 2018 As to any other remedial activity that can’t be anticipated, Zilly declined to determine what equitable apportionment might apply. Steve Miletich, The Seattle Times, "Judge holds Seattle Times, leather-cleaning company responsible for cleanup costs at former Troy Laundry site," 24 Aug. 2018 According to Tetra Tech’s 200-page remedial action work plan, submitted to the Navy and other government agencies in 2013, Site 2 contained radium-226 and other radioactive materials. Kimberly Veklerov, San Francisco Chronicle, "Development begins at Alameda base that used troubled nuclear cleanup contractor," 23 May 2018 Another problem is poor preparation that requires remedial education, usually in math or English. Jon Marcus, star-telegram, "More high school grads than ever are going to college, but 1 in 5 will quit," 7 July 2018 The degree of surprise to which this information was greeted by reporters, politicians and pundits suggests to us that a little remedial education is in order. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Ham sandwiches, yes; presidents, no," 17 May 2018 The exact remedial actions Brussels will require weren’t clear. Sam Schechner, WSJ, "Google to Face Multibillion-Euro European Union Antitrust Fine," 10 July 2018 Both players’ jump shots are in the midst of getting some significant remedial work, with Fultz most visibly working with independent shooting coach Drew Hanlen out in Los Angeles. David Murphy, Philly.com, "Sixers might look the same, but potential for improvement is huge | David Murphy," 6 July 2018 Every remedial chore, every boss who takes credit for your idea — that is going to happen — look for the lessons because the lessons are always there. Katie Reilly, Time, "Here Are 10 of the Best Pieces of Advice From 2018 Commencement Speakers," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of remedial

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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remedial

adjective

English Language Learners 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

remedial

adjective
re·​me·​di·​al | \ri-ˈmē-dē-əl \

Kids Definition of remedial

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

remedial

adjective
re·​me·​di·​al | \ri-ˈmēd-ē-əl \

Medical Definition of remedial 

: affording a remedy : intended as a remedy remedial surgery

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remedially \-​ē \ adverb

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remedial

adjective
re·​me·​di·​al | \ri-ˈmē-dē-əl \

Legal Definition of remedial 

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 : 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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