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remedial

[ri-mee-dee-uh l] /rɪˈmi di əl/
adjective
1.
affording remedy; tending to remedy something.
2.
intended to correct or improve one's skill in a specified field:
remedial math.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Late Latin remediālis. See remedy, -al1
Related forms
remedially, adverb
nonremedial, adjective
nonremedially, adverb
Can be confused
remediable, remedial.
Synonyms
2. corrective.
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British Dictionary definitions for re medial

remedial

/rɪˈmiːdɪəl/
adjective
1.
affording a remedy; curative
2.
denoting or relating to special teaching, teaching methods, or material for backward and slow learners: remedial education
Derived Forms
remedially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for re medial

remedial

adj.

1650s, "curing, relieving, affording a remedy," from Late Latin remedialis "healing, curing," from Latin remedium (see remedy (n.)). Educational sense of "concerned with improving skills" is first recorded 1924.

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