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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. formal describes exercises that are intended to improve someone's health when ill

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.
(Definition of remedial from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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