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

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.

Recent Examples of remedial from the Web

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First Known Use of remedial

1651


REMEDIAL Defined for English Language Learners

remedial

adjective

Definition of remedial for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

remedial

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

Definition of remedial for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

remedial

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

medical Definition of remedial

:affording a remedy :intended as a remedy
  • remedial surgery

remedially

play \\ adverb

Law Dictionary

remedial

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

legal Definition of remedial

1 a :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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