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remedialadjective alleviating, alleviative, alterative, amendatory, analeptic, anodyne, antidotal, assuasive, balmy, beneficial, benign, bracing, calmative, cleansing, compensatory, corrective, counteracting, curative, curing, easing, emollient, healing, health-giving, healthful, lenitive, medical, medicative, medicinal, palliative, prophylactic, purifying, recuperative, reformative, restitutive, restorative, revivifying, salubrious, salutaris, salutary, salutiferous, sanative, sanatory, sanitary, soothing, stimulating, strengthening, therapeutic, tonic, wholesome
Associated concepts: remedial act, remedial laws
See also: curative, medicinal, progressive, salubrious, salutary
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.