2. [syn: curative, healing(p), alterative, remedial, sanative, therapeutic]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Remedial \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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: tending or intended to rectify or improve; "a remedial
reading course"; "remedial education"
2: 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" [syn:
curative, healing(p), alterative, remedial,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
61 Moby Thesaurus words for "remedial":
adjuvant, aidful, alleviating, alleviative, alterative, analeptic,
analgesic, anesthetic, anodyne, assuasive, balmy, balsamic,
beneficial, benumbing, cathartic, cleansing, conducive,
constructive, contributory, corrective, curative, curing,
deadening, demulcent, dulling, easing, emollient, furthersome,
good for, healing, helpful, iatric, lenitive, medicative,
medicinal, mitigating, mitigative, numbing, pain-killing,
palliative, positive, profitable, purgative, relieving, reparative,
reparatory, restitutive, restitutory, restorative, salutary,
sanative, sanatory, serviceable, softening, soothing, subduing,
therapeutic, theriac, useful, vulnerary, wholesome
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
REMEDIAL. That which affords a remedy; as, a remedial statute, or one which
is made to supply some defects or abridge some superfluities of the common
law. 1 131. Com. 86. The term remedial statute is also applied to those acts
which give a new remedy. Esp. Pen. Act. 1.