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 (mēl′yə-rāt′, mē′lē-ə-)
v. mel·io·rat·ed, mel·io·rat·ing, mel·io·rates
To make better; improve.
To grow better.

[Latin meliōrāre, meliōrāt-, from melior, better; see mel- in Indo-European roots.]

mel′io·ra·ble (-rə-bəl) adj.
mel′io·ra′tive adj. & n.
mel′io·ra′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.meliorative - tending to amelioratemeliorative - tending to ameliorate    
bettering - changing for the better
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The name of Polad Adzhievich is rightly included in the annals of the glorious history of the formation and development of the national reclamation complex, the construction of the country's largest water management and meliorative facilities is designed to significantly increase the volume of agricultural production and solve the most important tasks of drinking and agricultural water supply.
When carrying out technological processes by lifting, transport, construction, road, meliorative machines, cars and tractors, and other equipment, it becomes necessary to control the speed and speed changes in magnitude and direction.
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Sociology's deep roots are anchored in institutional organization and in activities of state formation that were disciplinary, but also consciously meliorative.
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But there is considerable space between these poles of pessimistic realism for the modest optimism of a meliorative liberalism.
In this case, Musinde elects to talk of "blind" (11) empiricism; the qualifier "blind" does not have any meliorative connotations.
Anyone anticipating a moral, an expression of patriotism, a meliorative impulse, a political solution to Africa's manifold problems or a neat tying up of plot lines will be disappointed.
Sorting ADP into these two categories will better enable reinforcing and reinvigorating the former and medicamentous, meliorative transformation of the latter.
B]asically, modern and uniform codes were mealymouthed or at best meliorative.
Bakunin's mature revolutionary practice specifically intended that the 'secret society' give its members the moral experience necessary to fulfil the meliorative role foreseen for it after the outbreak of the violent revolution.