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Definition of remedial adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1aimed at solving a problem, especially when this involves correcting or improving something that has been done wrong remedial treatment (= for a medical problem) Remedial action must be taken now. The building needs urgent remedial work to make it safe.
  2. 2connected with school students who are slower at learning than others remedial education a remedial class She teaches remedial English.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: remedial