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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ameliorative - tending to ameliorateameliorative - tending to ameliorate    
bettering - changing for the better
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I did suffer from brain-fag on occasion, but alcohol never suggested itself as an ameliorative.
the services consist of services of preventive, Curative and ameliorative maintenance of the lighting network throughout the port area.
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Or will they try to shore up a globalised liberal capitalism, with an intensification of the shinier side of branded neoliberalism, ameliorative measures such as Basic Income (an increasingly popular idea among some technologists as new techniques of automation destroy jobs), and new drives towards the marketisation and datafication of everything?
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Indian secularism has been described as ameliorative whose spiritual core is incrementalism.
s lawyerly, theological-ethical acumen, and ameliorative, division-bridging aims especially well.
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The ameliorative effect on hot flashes/night sweats was statistically significant for each of the medications compared to placebo.
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In addition, it is seriously influenced by the deterioration of the ecologic- ameliorative condition of land, the lack of incentive for farmers to implement water-saving technologies and failure of necessary reclamation works," the minister said.
15(2), the state must show that the program has an ameliorative or remedial purpose that targets a disadvantaged group identified by an enumerated or analogous ground.