View synonyms for remediate


[ ri-mee-dee-eyt ]


, re·me·di·at·ed, re·me·di·at·ing.
  1. to remove or reduce (pollutants, harmful chemicals, etc.):

    Water damage restoration experts mop up and dry out homes, remediate mold, decontaminate items, and repair damaged structures.

  2. to clean (air, soil, water, etc.) by removing or reducing pollutants, harmful chemicals, etc.:

    It could cost up to $10 billion to remediate the remaining 6.2 million acres of land and waters damaged by the abandoned mines.

  3. to lessen the effect of; ameliorate:

    The university's agreement to remediate harm shall be considered an act of compassion and empathy, not an admission of guilt.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of remediate1

Back formation from remediation ( def )

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Example Sentences

It’s a Superfund site, one of more than 1,000 locations nationwide that the EPA is remediating due to the presence of large amounts of toxic waste.

This platform includes a proposal for a federal policy that leverages existing Clean Air Act authority to regulate and remediate concentrated pollution.

From Fortune

Now that much of our lives is mediated through a screen, other clinicians suggest seeking out activities that give your eyes and ears a break and stimulate other senses.

With 2020 marking the composer’s 250th birthday, it’s an ideal time to rediscover the Fifth’s message of resilience and transformation, especially as classical institutions are working to mediate their goals of inclusion and preservation.

From Vox

The Talis One system instead uses LAMP, or loop-mediated isothermal amplification.





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