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English definition of “remedial”

remedial

adjective uk   /rɪˈmiː.di.əl/ us  

remedial adjective (TO IMPROVE)

formal describes an action intended to correct something that is wrong or to improve a bad situation: to take urgent/immediate remedial action The bill requires owners to undertake remedial work on dilapidated buildings.Making things betterBecoming better formal describes exercises that are intended to improve someone's health when illRecovering from illness

remedial adjective (EDUCATION)

[before noun] UK describing or relating to teaching that is intended to help people who have difficulties in reading or writing: remedial classes/courses She is a teacher of remedial English.Types of education
(Definition of remedial from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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