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Meaning of REMEDIAL

Pronunciation:  ree'meedeeul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  tending or intended to rectify or improve; "a remedial reading course"; "remedial education"
  2. [adj]  tending to cure or restore to health; "curative powers of herbal remedies"; "her gentle healing hand"; "remedial surgery"; "a sanative environment of mountains and fresh air"; "a therapeutic agent"; "therapeutic diets"

REMEDIAL is a 8 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: alterative, bettering, curative, healing(p), healthful, sanative, therapeutic



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Re*me"di*al\ (-al), a. [L. remedialis.]
Affording a remedy; intended for a remedy, or for the removal
or abatement of an evil; as, remedial treatment.

      Statutes are declaratory or remedial.    --Blackstone.

      It is an evil not compensated by any beneficial result;
      it is not remedial, not conservative.    --I. Taylor.