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

Other Words from remedial

remedially \ ri-​ˈmē-​dē-​ə-​lē How to pronounce remedial (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.
Recent Examples on the Web Airbnb Payments also implemented remedial measures to strengthen its sanctions compliance program and fully cooperated with OFAC, according to the agreement. Mengqi Sun, WSJ, 3 Jan. 2022 Despite outrage among many in the party, the majority leader, Chuck Schumer, shrank from taking remedial action, so two significant Biden campaign pledges were henceforth dead in the water. Andrew Cockburn, Harper’s Magazine , 20 Jan. 2021 The same internal review board that cleared Darby sent Pegues and the second officer on the scene to remedial training. Ashley Remkus |, al, 20 Apr. 2022 Rewarding those that succeed and sending the ones that repeatedly fail back for remedial training. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 Deputies using improper force were sent to remedial training and seldom disciplined, the report said. Alene Tchekmedyian, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2022 Being denied remedial training that male cadets were granted. Krista Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 1 Apr. 2022 Every $1 invested in high-quality Pre-K saves up to $7 in long-term government expenses by reducing the need for remedial education, and involvement in the criminal justice and public assistance systems. Nathaniel Herz, Anchorage Daily News, 15 Apr. 2022 While trying to place a Black kid in a remedial class isn't the same as ghoulish creatures dragging a Black man to the depths of the sea, the white ignorance turns nightmarish quickly. Keith Nelson, Men's Health, 25 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of remedial

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Remedial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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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.


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 remedial (audio) \ adverb


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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