Definition of remediable in US English:



  • 1Capable of being cured; treatable.

    ‘a remediable condition that may have serious consequences if not recognized’
    • ‘The study aims to identify factors that enhance the care of haemoglobinopathy patients, as well as identifying remediable factors in the quality of care of these patients.’
    • ‘Are there any tip-offs to remediable causes of impaired mobility?’
    • ‘Failure to perform an echocardiogram may result in inappropriate treatment or potentially remediable causes being overlooked.’
    • ‘However, it became apparent that these lesions were more remediable by LPR.’
    • ‘Most of these are remediable, and when people learn to identify them and minimize their influence, they are better able to cope with the hearing loss.’
    • ‘This is of great importance, as muscle dysfunction is potentially remediable.’
    • ‘In determining whether an effect is permanent, no account should be taken of the fact that it may be remediable by surgery.’
    • ‘So you went right through infancy thinking this was a kid with reflux, and then discovered three years later that it was a remediable problem?’
    curable, treatable, medicable, operable
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    1. 1.1 Capable of being remedied; rectifiable.
      ‘these grievances are remediable’
      • ‘On appeal, the Court of Appeal held that both of these breaches were remediable; accordingly the landlord's notice was invalid, and he was not entitled to possession.’
      • ‘It may be that this surly electoral mood is too settled to be remediable by anything short of an economic crisis.’
      • ‘Some of the flaws in the system are identifiable and remediable.’
      • ‘But the worst of them should be remediable fairly easily.’
      • ‘As a result, unintentional interference (negligence) causing, directly or indirectly, legally-recognised harm was remediable in case.’
      • ‘It is therefore necessary to know whether a breach of covenant is remediable.’
      • ‘None the less, these limitations are all remediable, through research.’
      • ‘But these flaws in the president's account of our situation are remediable.’
      • ‘No great changes were undertaken, but glasnost did its job in exposing disgraceful and often remediable situations.’
      • ‘Precisely which errors are remediable and which fatal it is unnecessary to decide.’
      • ‘These are essentially remediable snafus.’
      • ‘Who cares about the world to come, when the present is remediable.’
      • ‘To redress the wrongs that we had unwittingly committed against them was remediable merely by making our exit.’
      • ‘Is there a remediable property loss beyond what will be litigated in now-privatized licensing cases?’
      • ‘A further concern, bogus or remediable or both, is that open availability of the reports might subject CRS to liability issues.’
      • ‘The harm caused by homicide is absolutely irremediable, whereas the harm caused by many other crimes is remediable to a degree.’
      • ‘The intelligence agencies are woefully short of people fluent in Arabic, Farsi, and Urdu, and this is remediable.’
      • ‘I argue that postcolonial logic is based on remediable difference, a difference that is amenable to improvement.’
      • ‘Any abuse seemed remediable, any grievance capable of redress - any old score within reach of settlement.’
      • ‘Fortunately, the media also represents the most easily remediable influence on adolescents.’