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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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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.
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.
It can serve as the key to ameliorating the state of Pakistan's rural population.
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During the meeting, President Sleiman reiterated that ratifying the budget aims at ameliorating investment opportunities.
If everyone of us allocates even 67-minutes-a-month to the service of humanity, it will be a notable contribution in ameliorating the lot of the downtrodden, Cassem Peer said.
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These policies have been important steps in ameliorating a national climate of fear among immigrant communities.
The challenge of institutions of higher education ameliorating the harm associated with high-risk student behavior is illuminated by a lawsuit claiming negligence by the University of Wisconsin--LaCrosse.
Phillip Carter and Paul Glastris's "The Case for the Draft" (March) is a valuable contribution to the debate over ameliorating the military "manpower crisis.
So we're using microarrays to figure out exactly what's going on, how the selenium is ameliorating the toxic effects.