remedial

[ ri-mee-dee-uhl ]
/ rɪˈmi di əl /

adjective

affordingremedy; tending to remedy something.
intended to correct or improve one's skill in a specified field: remedial math.

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Origin of remedial

From the Late Latin word remediālis, dating back to 1645–55. See remedy, -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM remedial

re·me·di·al·ly, adverbnon·re·me·di·al, adjectivenon·re·me·di·al·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH remedial

remediable, remedial
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British Dictionary definitions for remedial

remedial
/ (rɪˈmiːdɪəl) /

adjective

affording a remedy; curative
denoting or relating to special teaching, teaching methods, or material for backward and slow learnersremedial education

Derived forms of remedial

remedially, adverb
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