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  • v. To correct or improve a deficiency or problem.
  • adj. Intended to correct or improve deficient skills in some subject.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Remedial.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Remedial.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. set straight or right


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  • In meetings with Ecuadorean officials he offered to clean up, or "remediate," some of the waste pits and to offset or remedy certain other problems in the concession area, in return for a release from further liability.

    Jungle Law

  • Others include Vontu and Patron Systems, whose software also detects potentially explosive e-mail and messages and either allows senders to "remediate" them or takes action like blocking messages from being sent.

    Stop That E-Mail!

  • The Americans killed in Iraq will not have died in vain if their sacrifice keeps other Americans from dying in neo-con wars to "remediate" Syria, Iran, or North Korea.

    History’s Fools

  • According to TheNew Castle News, the school board there elected to open his contract because he didn't follow board instructions to "remediate" complaints brought by 3 players who accused Smiley of abusive treatment and vulgar language.


  • "remediate" the status quo ante — the first railway coaches, for example, being coaches on rails.

    Golgonooza Text

  • The School Board and HHS Principal Irene Reynolds 'decision to "remediate" teenagers with sleep-deprivation illustrates that public schools do not exist for our youth's welfare and education, but their assimilation into a lifetime of alienated toil at the hands of uncaring bureaucracies ( "

    Daily News-Record

  • But we have been organizing public finance to remediate problems buffers against unemployment, entitlements for lack of old age savings, warehousing of failures in prisons rather to invest in positive futures that would prevent these problems from arising in the first place.

    How to fix higher education: Doug Bennett, Earlham College

  • The settlement doesn't cover home builders, insurance companies and suppliers that used KPT drywall, some of which have spent large sums to remediate the problem on their own.

    Homeowners Win Settlement on Chinese Drywall

  • While systematic phonics teaching is effective and should be included as part of a balanced literacy program to teach, prevent and remediate leaning difficulty.

    Literacy News – 110th Edition « News « Literacy News

  • "Psychotherapy," too, can help remediate sadness for the simple reason that talking about your problems can help reduce your experience of distress.

    Eric Maisel, Ph.D.: Does Depression Exist?


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