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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.ameliorative - tending to ameliorateameliorative - tending to ameliorate    
bettering - changing for the better
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And hence for the scattered communities inhabited by "Homer" and his contemporaries (over several generations as the Homeric texts evolved and attained a more or less final form), an agrarian ideal has been rendered, an optimized perspective on agricultural production and a way of life that now has depth and resonance following a long-concluded war that has been amelioratively re-packaged via the refractions of poetry and myth.
human-evaluations/behaviors relations are examined, evaluated, and, prophylactically and amelioratively taught about.