Definition of remedial adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//rɪˈmiːdiəl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈmiːdiəl//
    [only before noun]
    jump to other results
  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.
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from late Latin remedialis, from Latin remedium ‘cure, medicine’, from re- ‘back’ (also expressing intensive force) + mederi ‘heal’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: remedial