re·​me·​di·​a·​tion | \ ri-ˌmē-dē-ˈā-shən \

Definition of remediation

: the act or process of remedying remediation of reading problems

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remediate \ ri-​ˈmē-​dē-​ˌāt \ transitive verb

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The remediation work will be done in the offseason. Fox News, "The noise of summer: Beach projects bug residents, visitors," 28 July 2018 Replying to a request on Twitter, Musk pledged to fund remediation work to houses with contaminated water supplies. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Elon Musk says he will fund fixing Flint’s foul water," 11 July 2018 Under the judge’s order, the independent monitor would oversee the remediation of any lead paint found at Nycha apartments, said Mr. Walden, the tenants’ lawyer. Luis FerrÉ-sadurnÍ, New York Times, "Judge Orders New Lead Inspections in New York Public Housing," 17 Apr. 2018 The remediation work was done in cooperation with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, the city of East Cleveland, the Cleveland Division of Air Quality and the Cuyahoga County Executive's Office. James F. Mccarty,, "Ohio EPA completes cleanup of four-story mountain of rubble at illegal East Cleveland dump," 27 Feb. 2018 The tribunal found Ecuador released Texaco in 1998 of its cleanup duties after the company spent $40 million on environmental remediation. Sara Randazzo, WSJ, "Tribunal Condemns Ecuador’s $9.5 Billion Ruling Against Chevron," 7 Sep. 2018 Even before Zilly’s ruling, The Times paid Touchstone $4,783,434 for the environmental remediation under a contract between the two. Steve Miletich, The Seattle Times, "Judge holds Seattle Times, leather-cleaning company responsible for cleanup costs at former Troy Laundry site," 24 Aug. 2018 Though 34 schools were in need of remediation, Wilson says all of Newark’s 67 public schools have had their drinking fountains replaced with updated versions that include EcoWater brand’s Safe Fountain System Model 3000, a water filter. Georeen Tanner, Fox News, "Lead may be making Newark’s water poisonous," 17 Aug. 2018 The left assumes that the presence of disparate outcomes proves inherent bias requiring state remediation, even where proof of intent or even deliberate action is absent. Bobby Jindal, WSJ, "The Roots of Political Polarization," 1 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of remediation

1818, in the meaning defined above

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re·​me·​di·​a·​tion | \ ri-ˌmēd-ē-ˈā-shən \

Medical Definition of remediation

: the act or process of remedying remediation of learning disabilities


re·​me·​di·​a·​tion | \ ri-ˌmē-dē-ˈā-shən \

Legal Definition of remediation

1 : the act or process of remedying
2 : the act or process of remediating

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