remediate

verb
re·​me·​di·​ate | \ ri-ˈmē-dē-ˌāt How to pronounce remediate (audio) \
remediated; remediating; remediates

Definition of remediate

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transitive verb

: to make (something) the target of remedial action : to provide a remedy for … the process of removing the spent fuel, draining the holding pool, remediating the site, and treating contaminated groundwater.— Jeff Johnson Work is underway … to remediate erosion on a 6000 foot section on the Gill bank of the Connecticut River.— David Detmold But here's the thing: [basketball coach John] Calipari was worried, worried enough to try all sorts of things behind the scenes to remediate his team's results at the line.— Alexander Wolff

remediate

adjective
re·​me·​di·​ate | \ ri-ˈmē-dē-ət How to pronounce remediate (audio) \

Definition of remediate (Entry 2 of 2)

archaic

First Known Use of remediate

Verb

1837, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1605, in the meaning defined above

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“Remediate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/remediate. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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remediate

transitive verb
re·​me·​di·​ate | \ ri-ˈmē-dē-ˌāt How to pronounce remediate (audio) \

Legal Definition of remediate

: to make the target of remedial action the commissioner of environmental protection…shall conduct remedial actions necessary to remediate the pollution at or on the siteGeneral Statutes of Connecticut

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