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remediate

[ ri-mee-dee-eyt ]
/ r瑟藞mi di藢e瑟t /
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verb re路me路di路at路ed, re路me路di路at路ing.
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.
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.
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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