- affording remedy; tending to remedy something.
- intended to correct or improve one’s skill in a specified field: remedial math.
- affording a remedy; curative
- denoting or relating to special teaching, teaching methods, or material for backward and slow learnersremedial education
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.