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[ adjective ] tending or intended to rectify or improve

Examples

"a remedial reading course" "remedial education"

Used in print

(The Department of State: A Fresh Look at the...)

If any official operation abroad begins to go_wrong , we shall look_to the ambassador to find_out why and to get suggestions for remedial action .

Related terms

bettering

2
[ adjective ] tending to cure or restore to health

Examples

"curative powers of herbal remedies" "her gentle healing hand" "remedial surgery" "a sanative environment of mountains and fresh air" "a therapeutic agent" "therapeutic diets"

Related terms

healthful

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