remedial

adjective
re·​me·​di·​al | \ ri-ˈmē-dē-əl How to pronounce remedial (audio) \

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 How to pronounce remedially (audio) \ 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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Wasn’t that like forcing remedial Spanish lessons on a Spaniard? Siddhartha Mukherjee, The New Yorker, "The Promise and Price of Cellular Therapies," 15 July 2019 All four will enter into a remedial agreement with the state to improve operations. oregonlive.com, "Trillium, PacificSource win in $6 billion CCO beauty contest," 9 July 2019 Those who enroll in community college or university in either state can spend months taking remedial courses before their coursework counts towards a degree, says Jim Lanich of Educational Results Partnership, an NGO. The Economist, "Public educationPublic education in both California and Texas is poor," 20 June 2019 Our scientifically incomplete intuitive model of causality is nevertheless very useful in practice, and helps us execute remedial actions when causes are clearly defined. Quanta Magazine, "The Slippery Math of Causation," 30 May 2018 The nurse got remedial training, but the facility did not report what happened. Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, The Denver Post, "AP: Nursing facilities failed to report thousands of serious cases of potential neglect, abuse of seniors on Medicare," 12 June 2019 Such bouts of threat inflation invariably induced a prompt remedial increase in budget growth, regardless of whether the proclaimed threat actually existed. Andrew Cockburn, Harper's magazine, "The Military-Industrial Virus," 10 June 2019 The first is that the remedial theory of affirmative action has effectively been overruled by the Supreme Court. Noah Feldman, The New York Review of Books, "Arguing Affirmative Action," 7 Feb. 2019 Even though last summer the same conservative majority aggressively intervened to prevent any remedial maps from even being considered. Cristian Farias, Daily Intelligencer, "The Supreme Court Continues to Chip Away at Protections for Minority Voters," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of remedial

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of remedial was in 1651

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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 How to pronounce remedial (audio) \

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 How to pronounce remedial (audio) \

Medical Definition of remedial

: affording a remedy : intended as a remedy remedial surgery

Other Words from remedial

remedially \ -​ē How to pronounce remedially (audio) \ adverb

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remedial

adjective
re·​me·​di·​al | \ ri-ˈmē-dē-əl How to pronounce remedial (audio) \

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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