1. adjective [usu ADJ n] Remedial education is intended to improve a person's ability to read, write, or do mathematics, especially when they find these things difficult. ⇒ ...children who required special remedial education. ⇒ His remedial teacher sees signs of progress in his reading and writing. 2. adjective [usu ADJ n] Remedial activities are intended to improve a person's health when they are ill. [formal] ⇒ He is already walking normally and doing remedial exercises. 3. adjective [usu ADJ n] Remedial action is intended to correct something that has been done wrong or that has not been successful. [formal] ⇒ Some authorities are now having to take remedial action.
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