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tr. & intr.v. a·me·lio·rat·ed, a·me·lio·rat·ing, a·me·lio·rates
To make or become better; improve: Volunteers were able to ameliorate conditions in the refugee camp. Conditions are ameliorating.

[Alteration of meliorate.]

a·mel′io·ra·ble (-rə-bəl) adj.
a·mel′io·ra′tive adj.
a·mel′io·ra′tor n.
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Adj.1.ameliorating - tending to ameliorateameliorating - tending to ameliorate    
bettering - changing for the better
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The work of ameliorating the conditions of life--the true civilizing process that makes life more and more secure--had gone steadily on to a climax.
Like hundreds of thousands of others, I have worked in other fields, striving to organize the mass of mankind into movements for the purpose of ameliorating its own wretchedness and misery.
They confirm [that] even low levels of circulating clotting factor can have an ameliorating effect on this disease.
Hence, whereas the due diligence exception is the principal means of ameliorating taxpayer reporting burdens (especially if revised in the manner that we recommend), more can be done to add flexibility to the administration of the law.
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Once in the wetlands, water would lose some nitrates, ameliorating the dead zone.
In fact, Glueck says, "their reduction in weight appears to have been due almost exclusively to ameliorating insulin resistance.
The agency is monitoring the complaint and is giving owners a shot at ameliorating the situation.
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MPL(R) immunostimulant may also find application in ameliorating damage related to angioplasty procedures (blood-vessel surgery) and thrombolytic (clot-dissolving) therapy.