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mel•io•rate  (mēlyə rāt′, mēlē ə-), 
v.t., v.i., -rat•ed, -rat•ing.

    ameliorate.
Etymology:1545–55; Latin meliōrātus (past participle of meliōrāre) to make better, improve, equivalent. to meliōr- (stem of melior) better + -ātus -ate1
mel•io•ra•ble (mēlyər ə bəl, mēlē ər ə-), 
adj. 

mel•io•ra•tive (mēlyə rā′tiv, -yər ə tiv, mēlē ə rā′-, -ər ə-), 
adj. 

melio•ra′tor, n. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

meliorate /ˈmiːlɪəˌreɪt/ vb
  1. a variant of ameliorate

meliorative /ˈmiːlɪərətɪv/ adj , n



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